Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has described the deportation of Somalis from the self-declared republic of Somaliland as unfortunate.
The authorities in Somaliland deported hundreds of people who are from southern Somalia on Sunday.
They were arrested in Las Anod town with the authorities citing rising insecurity.
Prime Minister Roble identified those who had been deported as Somali businessmen, elderly people, women and children.
“History will be written and I hope the people of Las Anod will protest against this and show solidarity,” he said.
Those who had been deported were being looked after in Puntland, its Interior Minister Abdirahman Dhabancad said.