The troops of Somalia’s central Federal member state of Galmudug took over the military bases in Dhusamareb after the withdrawal of Ethiopian forces on Sunday, a governor said.
Speaking in an interview with Radio Shabelle, Galgadud regional governor Nur Ahmed Hassan said the state troops are now in control of the all camps deserted by the Ethiopians.
Hassan added that the pull-out of the Ethiopian forces from Dhusamareb did not result any impact on the city’s overall security as their forces were already on standby for the move.
“Galmudug forces are capable of securing all areas under the state control,” he said.
Ethiopian forces who are partly serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia, known as “AMISOM” have previously left several towns in central Somalia in what they described as military tactics.