By Ahmed Kheyre
The late Colonel Osman Yusuf Nur who lost his life in a terrorist attack
in Las Anod on Sunday, November 1st was a fighter against terrorism.
Col. Osman Yusuf died doing his job, a brave man, he went to investigate
the first blast and was subsequently killed in a second blast
orchestrated by cowards who then slinked back to their nest of vipers.
But, these cowards forgot one important thing, the people of Somaliland
stand firm against terrorism. Somaliland is strong enough to withstand
the attacks of terrorism and defeat it.
Somaliland will not capitulate to terrorism and those who practice
terrorism shall not prevail.
Somaliland’s struggle for sovereignty has seen the nation through many
difficult times, and strength of its people will not allow an act of
terrorism to deflect the country from its path to democracy, good
governance and international recognition.
Not a single act of terrorism will bring about the desired goal by its
practitioners, and the recent attack in Las Anod will only further
strengthen the resolve of the people of Somaliland towards their stated
goals of independence and security.
It is imperative that the people and government of Somaliland remain
vigilant, for no terrorist can succeed without disharmony and
Let us be assured that Somalilanders will maintain the peace and
security in the country, and shall apprehend and bring to justice those
who perpetrated the attack in Las Anod, and pledge to continue on our
path to democracy, good governance and international recognition.
It is paramount that the people and the government of Somaliland stand
united against terrorism. Terrorism will not delay democracy, nor will
its atrocities go unpunished.
Whilst we convey our condolences to those grieving for the victim,
Colonel Osman Yusuf Nur, let us make sure to condemn this act of blatant
terrorism and make it clear to the world that Somaliland stands firmly
against terrorism and those who practice it.