President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi has held the Central Military Region responsible for protecting the power transmission lines and oil pipelines in the central province of Marib where most sabotage attacks take place against the public services.
In his meeting with the governor of Marib on Saturday, Hadi said the Republican Guards, the Central Security Region and the leadership in Marib must work hand in hand in order to make sure that the attacks targeting the power supply lines stop, the official Saba news agency reported.
Hadi warned that he would take decisive actions if he felt that there is any sort of slackness or negligence on the part of the aforementioned government sides.
Meanwhile, a military campaign has headed towards Marib on Saturday with the aim of arresting the saboteurs responsible for the recent sabotage attacks that sent the Gas-run Marib power station out of commission with all of its capacity.
Local sources said that they expect the campaign to be a success this time and to carry out what it came for, arguing that the tribal chiefs of Jadan showed support and solidarity with the campaign intended to put an end to the sabotage attacks that have been targeting the public utilities since March of last year.
Sahwa mobile service said that at least 2 soldiers were killed and other three wounded in the ongoing clashes with the saboteurs in al-Jadan area of Marib. It said the military campaign which included heavy vehicles such as tanks was intercepted by saboteurs, igniting clashes between the two sides.
For its part, the ministry of interior circulated around three saboteurs' names in all security units, ordering the police forces to arrest saboteurs wherever they are seen.