Somali president urges citizens to work with security forces in the fight against Al-Shabaab
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has called on the public to work with the security forces to ensure the forthcoming elections are secured from any attacks by Al-Shabaab.
The president said the threat of Al-Shabaab must be dealt with conclusively and courageously.
“The defeated enemies are unhappy about the peace-restoration and the development, Al-Shabaab plans to erupt forthcoming election, We must annihilate Al-Shabaab and for this to happen; we need to have the public’s loyalty and inform the security forces any imminent threat by Al-Shabaab,” Mohamud said.
Somalia is scheduled to hold a limited franchise election, in which ordinary citizens do not participate.
A UN-sponsored election team recently announced a presidential vote on Oct. 30 and parliamentary elections from Sept. 24 to Oct. 10
Al-Shabaab which wants topple the internationally recognised government of somalia has been attacking the government bases and popular place.