Somalia: Deputy Minister Raises Concerns about Al-Shabaab Sympathizers, Calls for Social Harmony
Somalia: Deputy Minister Raises Concerns over Al-Shabaab Supporters, Calls for Unity
MOGADISHU, Somalia – In a comprehensive press briefing on the current state of troops battling against the terrorist group Al-Shabaab, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Information of the Federal Government of Somalia, Abdirahman Al-Adalah, has highlighted the existence of a faction within the community allegedly collaborating with the extremist organization.
Al-Adalah emphasized that due to the diminishing power of Al-Shabaab, they have resorted to sowing division within the community. “If Al-Shabaab could gather support on their own, they wouldn’t need to fight for the control of El-Bur,” stated the Deputy Minister.
Backing this sentiment, MP Abdirahman Odowa condemned the exploitation of the war on terror for political purposes. “Now is the time for us to unite and support our armed forces,” said Odowa.
These statements from government officials come in response to recent criticism regarding the government’s approach to combating Al-Shabaab. The criticisms were particularly pronounced following the terror attack in the Cowsweyne area, where Al-Shabaab claimed numerous Somali soldiers were killed.
The key message from today’s press conference is clear: unity, not division, is imperative in the war on terror for both the government and the community.
Article source: AXADLE