First Batch of Harama'ad Female Police Sent To Turkey For Training
The Somali government has on Monday sent the first batch of Haram'ad female police to Turkey for specialized training. Somali Police Chief Gen. Abdi Hassan Hijaar and other senior police officials were present at Adan Adde International Airport in the capital Mogadishu to see off the first female Somali police. ''I hope you will return to your country after the training by our brother's Turkish government,” Hijaar said. He thanked the Turkish government for its training and support, saying Turkey is working to rebuild the Somali national army. Somali Brig General Deputy Police Commissioner Somali Police Force Zakia Hussein who was also present to see off the female police urged them to be united in order to achieve their training. ''For the first time in Somalia history, we have an all-female special forces unit! Thanks to the Turkish government for the realisation of a long time dream,'' Brig General Deputy Police Commissioner Somali Police Force Zakia Hussein said. Turkey has been a reliable partner in rebuilding Somalia across all sectors and has been a crucial strategic partner in training and equipping Somali troops, particularly the Gorgor Commando Brigade of the national army and the Haramcad (Cheetah) Special Police Unit.