Yesterday elders in the Bari region of Puntland held a press conference condemning the Ethiopian troops for the breach of international law they committed by invading Buhoodle. The elders spoke about the influence of international/foreign elements in Somalia and how they have capitalized on the clan divisions in Somalia. They demanded that the Ethiopian government halt its actions and stop meddling in the internal affairs and politics of Somalia.
Abdi Asis Afgudud, one of the elders who spoke to the reporters, stated that the elders were very upset by the massacre that occurred in the Sool & Ayn regions of Puntland and said offered the people of those regions their full support. The elders also called on the Puntland government to break their silence and speak out in support of their citizens in the Buhoodle district.