Mogadishu mayor warns bodyguards against wearing armed force uniform

The mayor of Mogadishu has warned the security bodyguards in the capital of wearing armed forces uniform.

Speaking during weekly security meeting in Mogadishu, Abdirahman Omar Osman alias Yarisow said the VIP guards should avoid wearing fatigue.

Engineer Yarisow added that the move is aimed at ensuring safety while preempting attacks from armed group al Shabaab who disguise themselves as soldiers.

Two militants who were dressed in army fatigue were killed on Monday by the police after shoot out.

The security meeting has also resolved senior government officials to implement the decision.

The owners of the public service vehicles operating in the city mainly rickshaw were drivers also ordered to registered automobiles.

Somali police intercepted car laden with explosives on Monday, the vehicle later exploded but no one was hurt.