DC,(AFP)8th January 2002
than 3,000 militiamen have deserted government training camps
to come looting in Mogadishu, Local Somali non-governmental
Organizations (NGOs) warned.
Human Rights and Peace Network (SHRPN) chairperson Habiba
Haji Jumale told AFP here that the militiamen have deserted
the camps in the past two weeks due to non-payment of their
allowances . " Donations of millions of dollars by friends
of Somalia have been misappropriated .
demanding accountability for that money", said Habiba Jumale,
whose SHRPN groups are all local Somali NGOs