The government of Somaliland has deployed armed forces last night to Lughaya district in Awdal region

The government of Muse Bihi has deployed armed forces last night to Lughaya district in Awdal region and local sources say that the troops launched operations on the coastal areas of the district.

Somaliland’s military operations in the coast of Lughaya are said to be based on suspicions that Bihi government believes that there is possibility weapons could be smuggled from Yemen.

On the other hand, there is a sense that the Bihi administration fears that the people of Lughaya could support the recent dissidents movement in Borama demanding Awdal separation from Somaliland.

There could be another motive which is paving the way for repatration of Issa refugees to lughaya from Djibouti.