Somalia’s South West State security agencies have seized vehicle laden with explosives in Baidoa town, some 250km south west of Somali capital Mogadishu.
The security forces reportedly recovered hand grenades and rifles hidden inside the sack with grains after a search operation. The driver of the vehicle was arrested in the event but maintained he has nothing to do with the weapons.
Southwest security minister has thanked the regional security departments for the job well done. Hassan Hussein Elay called upon members of the public to closely cooperate with security agencies to improve security.
“I urge members of the public to cooperate with security agencies. We will reward the officers that nabbed the vehicle with explosives,” he said.
Baidoa, the administrative capital of the southwest state of Somalia is gearing up to host the election of regional president next week.