Government soldiers have forcibly removed the parliament guard at Somalia’s parliament, according to the house speaker.
BBC Somali’s Mohamud Abdi reports that the soldiers who are now controlling the area are taking orders from the prime minister. They have replaced the guards who were taking orders from the speaker of the house.
There is currently a power struggle between the prime minister and the speaker of the house who are attempting to impeach each other.
The BBC Somali service says this development could indicate that the conflict between the speaker in the house of parliament and the prime minister is escalating.