Puntland officials responsible for Buhodle have defected to Somaliland government yesterday. The minister in charge of public works and housing, Hon. Abdirashid Du’ale Qambi who hails from Buhodle greeted the officials upon reaching Burao, Togder’s regional capital. The officials include Ayn regional governor, Mohamed Husein, Ayn mayor, Hon. Suleiman Adan Dheere, lawmakers and elders who have deserted from Puntland. An official who spoke on behalf of the deserted officials have confirmed that they have come to Somaliland after president, Musa Bihi has extended an invitation.