Jubaland Security forces arrested one of Jubbaland MPs barely a day after the parliament stripped his immunity.
Ahmed Tajir who earlier proposed motion against the state’s cabinet ministers was detained at Fiat prison in Kismayo.
Reports says some of his bodyguards were also put behind bars after Jubbaland forces raided his house.
Subsequently, the forces were deployed in many parts of the town and operations aimed at pre-empting any imminent protest against his detention were launched.
On Monday, Jubbaland Assembly approved a request to strip off the immunity from Hassan after he was accused exciting unrest and creating political crisis within the state.
The differences between the legislator and Jubbaland administration spilled into public when Hassan posted on his Facebook account names lawmakers whom he claimed to have signed the motion against Jubbaland cabinet.
Despite stripping the immunity, it yet unclear who ordered the arrest of Hassan.
The administration led by President Ahmed Mohamed Islam had previously conducted crackdown on oppositions.
Mohamud Siyad Adan, who is the current deputy President of Jubbaland and several other politicians were forcefully deported from KIsmayo in 2015 after they opposed Jubbaland administration.