Governor of the Socotra Archipelago Ramzi Mahrous said that the local authority and the security and military apparatuses in Socotra will not allow the existence of any security belts or armed formations outside the state apparatus.
During a meeting with tribal leaders and social figures in the governorate, Mahrous said Monday that the authority will stop those who seek to undermine the security and stability of the province.
Mahrous called on the sheikhs and dignitaries of the province to stand beside the legitimate government represented by President Hadi and the local authority in the province, against any military forms out of the system and the law.
The United Arab Emirates has moved dozens of people from the Socotra archipelago, the past months, to training camps in Aden and other areas in preparation for the formation of military forces loyal to Abu Dhabi and outside the control of the state.
The dispute between the United Arab Emirates and the local authority in Socotra has already erupted last year. Governor Mahrous has dismissed security leaders close to Abu Dhabi who have been recruiting irregularities.