The so-called “Special Security Force” affiliated with the Islah Party in Ma’rib province has refused to remove its military points from internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the city of Ma’rib, sources told Yemen Press Agency on Wednesday.
“A tribal mediation from the sheikhs of Ma’rib province demanded that security forces lift the military points from the IDP camps in the city, but security commander Abu Mohammed Sha’alan refused the mediation request,” the sources said.
According to the sources, the tribal mediation, led by a number of sheikhs, including Sheikh Abdulhadi bin Ma’eli, threatened with taking a firm stance if the militarisation of the displaced camps continued.
The displaced refugees in Ma’rib camps are being regularly harassed Islah security forces. Earlier this week, eight women were abducted from the Al-Zira’a neighborhood and handed over to Saudi-led coalition forces, sources added.