Defense Ministry Accused of the Increased Roadblocks in Lower Shabelle Commissioner for Lower Shabelle for Politics and Security was interviewed by Dalsan Radio and said the army is causing problems in Lower Shabelle by increasing the number of roadblocks hence the Defense Ministry is liable for this.

He pointed out that they have discussed the matter with the Defense Ministry in a countless number
of times but all in vain. Finally, he
said there is tension in the region as different groups in the military who are
organized as communities are misunderstanding one another when it comes to
manning the checkpoints.

However, the problems in the Lower Shabelle Region are not new. At numerous times, army officials in
that region said all checkpoints were removed but they reappear again