Garowe authorities have subsequently arrested two policemen who “took part in the raid”.
The same group of policemen, now armed with a vehicle-mounted browning machine gun, returned to Central Police Station and released the two policemen arrested for collusion with the group who raided the Garowe Central Police Station a few hours ago.
Several policemen serving at the police station were wounded in the attack.
Policemen who stormed the police station reportedly belong to a batch of rookie cops trained in Qardho.
The Puntland Police Force has not commented on an incident many locals view as a sign that recruitment standards of the police force have deteriorated significantly.
This article first appeared in the © Puntland Post, 2021 and is republished with permission