By Hassan Ali Mahdi
The former Somali Prime Minister Dr. Ali Khalif Galaydh the founder of the Khatumo militias, and now serving as an MP in the Somali government is said to be secretly engaged in talks with the government of Somaliland in Jig Jiga , capital of Somali region of Ethiopia.
Reliable sources leaked the information to Geeska Afrika about ongoing secret talks between Dr. Ali Khalif Galaydh flanked by Garaad Jama Garaad Ali and pro Somaliland elders were meeting secretly although details of the talks are still unknown.
Ali Khalif Galaydh and Garad Jama Garad Ali have in the past being advocating for violence in Somaliland
On the 28th of November, 2013, the two warlords Osman Karaash and Indhosheel were embroiled in violent skirmishes for the control of Taleeh and the ensuring violence resulted to the deaths of at least ten civilians and forcing 27, 000 people to flee the area.
Puntland Authorities then sided with Mr. Osman Karaash, forcing Indhosheel to flee to Buhoodle.
The people of Taleeh continue to languish in absolute poverty , as aid agencies remain reluctant to assist them due to “insecurity” in the area and also sidelined by Somaliland government despite claiming Taleh as part of its territory.