The president of Ethiopia’s Somali area has urged residents to be vigilant within the wake of the Al Shabaab assault

Jigjiga- President of the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia, Mustafe Cagjar, returned to Jigjiga on Thursday after spending days within the districts of Afdheer and Shabelle areas, the place fierce clashes between Liyu police and Al Shabaab militants came about after a terrorist assault by the Somali-based militant insurgent group.

President Cagjar mentioned in a press convention that the militants who attacked the area have been killed, wounded and captured alive after he ordered the Liyu police to have interaction with the Al Shabab fighters.

“There are enemies within us who have entered our country, so we must be more vigilant.” He added that residents shouldn’t give Al Shabaab’s ideology a foothold within the area.

During his go to to Feerfeer district, the president mentioned {that a} terror-free zone could be established outdoors the Somali area, which prompted a lot dialogue locally.

“Suppose they carry out the attack and there is no one to stop them. In that case, someone from your neighborhood comes and throws stones at your home daily. The owner of the house does not stop him and it does not work. He has to do something,” he mentioned in response to his earlier assertion. “That’s why our Somali brothers need to act.”

“We have no dispute with anyone over land. Ten kilometers from our border, Al Shabaab is gathering its militants to attack us with no one to stop them. It doesn’t seem right. If something is done proactively about it, there is no reason for , that we can go elsewhere,” the president concluded.

Authorities within the Ethiopian area of Somalia mentioned on Saturday that they had “destroyed” fighters from the Islamist group Al-Shabab in a uncommon militant incursion from neighboring Somalia.

In an announcement, Somalia’s state communications company mentioned an armed Al-Shabab group that crossed into the southeastern area on Tuesday “was surrounded in a sub-locality called Hulhul and destroyed.”

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