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Breaking: The embattled #Somali region president Abdi Illey and key military leaders of the Liyu Police have been placed "under the federal army and police custody which were sent in to #Jigjiga yesterday. AS learned that they are being flown to #AddisAbeba at the moment.
On Sat. attempt to detain Abdi Illey failed in what is described as ill preparation by Fed. defense forces, who surrounded his "Presidential palace"… Read our source quoted as saying: "Abdi Illey will be placed under federal custody. “
Quoting @BBCSomali #BBCAmharic said Abdi Illey was detained by members of the federal army and was taken from his "Presidential Palace"… አብዲ ሞሃመድ ኡመር በቁጥጥር ስር ዋሉ -
Update: "Happening at this moment: Abdi Mohammed Omar (Abdi Illey) arriving at Bole International Airport on board a yellow military helicopter," according to journalist @EliasMeseret
"The yellow helicopter is now gone & Abdi is out of the VIP room. He was with other civilians, including one lady walking next to him. He is wearing just as normal and there were no military personnel around him. He was not in chains." @EliasMeseret
Update: ex #Somali region Pres. Abdi Illey, who arrived on a military helicopter in AA under the custody if the fed. army & police, who also oversaw his departure from #Jigjiga,will continue part of the talks that began on Sat.night with fed authorities under military supervision
Update: While still in the custody of the army after his arrival in #AddisAbeba y'day, talks b/n Ex #Somali region Pres. Abdi Illey & fed authorities on resolving the impasse continued today. AS learned that the fed. army will continue to "closely monitor Abdi Illey's activities"
#Ogaden Basin:A source of peril or prosperity for the #Somali Region?… "A state of emergency & blockade has been imposed on the Ogaden region since 2007,& the areas most impacted have been those surrounding oil exploration sites."@BJuweria
Critical Update:#Somali region ex pres. Abdi Illey remains under custody of fed. army. Meanwhile AS learned that the region's parliamentarians, as well as council & executive members of ESPDP to which Abdi is the chairman, are arriving in #AddisAbeba for a planned meeting tomorw
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