- The Somaliland region graduated a second team of Rapid Response Unit forces on Wednesday (March 13th), concluding their training at the Mandera Police Training Academy, 50 kilometers east of Hargeisa.
Somaliland regional Vice President Abdirahman Abdullahi Saylii attended the graduation ceremony with Minister of Interior Mohamed Nur Arrale and Chief of Police Brigadier General Abdullahi Fadal Iman, among others. RRU forces are charged with responding to emergency situations such as acts of terrorism or any other event that needs rapid deployment of security forces, Iman said.
"RRU forces are always ready. We are proud that they can respond to any emergency situation that may arise," Iman said. "I am confident that they will effectively deal with the enemies of Somaliland."
In the past year, Somaliland has increased the number of its security forces to properly handle the security needs of the region, Arrale said.
"Each RRU officer is different from other forces because he is a fully equipped officer. They even have bulletproof jackets," Arrale said.
Saylii thanked the British government for its role in providing training, equipment and technical support for the RRU forces.