President Mohamud arrives in Middle Shabelle area
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and a delegation of senior federal authorities officers, including the Minister of Defense and the Commander of the Somali Armed Forces, arrived in the Aden Yabal district of the Middle Shabelle area on Sunday. The President’s visit was warmly welcomed by Hirshabelle President Ali Guudlawe and other officials from the Hirshabelle administration.
The Aden Yabal district has seen heightened security measures, with various government troops deployed to patrol the district’s roads to ensure safe practices as the President begins his meetings with community officials. According to reports, President Hassan Sheikh is expected to formally announce the second phase of military operations against Al-Shabaab in the Adan Yabal district.
Earlier this month, the National Security Advisor for Somali President Hussein Sheikh-Ali announced that three neighboring countries – Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Kenya – would send fresh troops to help Somali forces against Al-Shabab in the next phase of military operations. The advisor clarified that the new forces would not be operating under the AMISOM banner.
The Somali government has been working tirelessly to combat the threat posed by Al-Shabaab in the country. The terrorist group has been responsible for numerous attacks, including the devastating bombing in Mogadishu last year that claimed the lives of hundreds of people.
President Hassan Sheikh’s visit to Aden Yabal district is a clear indication of the government’s commitment to eradicating the threat posed by Al-Shabaab in the country. The presence of the delegation, including senior military officials, signals the seriousness of the government’s efforts to address the issue.
The Somali government has received support from neighboring countries in its fight against Al-Shabaab. The deployment of fresh troops from Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Kenya is a welcome development and will undoubtedly bolster the Somali military’s efforts to combat the terrorist group.
Overall, President Hassan Sheikh’s visit to Aden Yabal district is a positive step in the country’s fight against Al-Shabaab. The government’s efforts, with the support of neighboring countries, are crucial in ensuring the safety and security of the Somali people. It is hoped that the second phase of military operations will be successful in eradicating the threat posed by Al-Shabaab in the Aden Yabal district and beyond.