President Farmajo declares war on Al-Shabaab after reshuffling security structure

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Thursday 6th April 2017 20:38:54 in English News by Xarunta Dhexe
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President Farmajo declares war on Al-Shabaab after reshuffling security structure

Mogadishu (knn) - President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has declared war on the militant insurgency group Al Shabaab on Thursday in a cabinet meeting where he made major changes to the security apparatus naming a new chief of police, military, and intelligence.

Abdihakim Dahir Saed was named the new Chief of Police replacing Mohamed Hassan Hamud who held the post under the previous administration.

General Mohamed Ahmed Jimale is the new Chief of Military after replacing Mohamed Aden Ahmed.



Abdullahi Mohamed Ali Sanbaloolshe has been named the Chief of Intelligence replacing General Abdullahi Gaafo Mohamud. Sanbaloolshe was one of three intelligence chief during the government of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

In a twitter post through the made through the Villa Somalia account, the President, dressed in military fatigues asked the Somali people to stand with the Somali Armed Forces as they take the fight to the terror group.

" The Somali people have declared war on terror, this fight is not one-sided and everyone needs to help. Everybody has a right to peace and we are fighting for that right."

 



The president announced a 60-day amnesty for young Al-Shabaab fighters who wish to leave the terror group. He promises that after they have have been rehabilitated they will be functioning members of Somali society.

The announcement comes a day after suspected Al-Shabaab militants detonated two bombs in the Somali capital. The first exploded near the Ministry of Internal Security and killed 7 while wounding dozens more; the second came exploded near the busy KM4 roundabout. That attack didn't cause any casualties but one person is reported to have sustained minor injuries.
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