AMISOM Reassures Somalis on Security Situation in Bay and Bakool [PRESS RELEASE]

The African Union Mission in Somalia Thursday assured the citizens of Somalia that it is closely monitoring developments following the withdrawal of Ethiopian troops from Hudur and is working closely with the Federal Government of Somalia in their efforts to re-establish a security presence in the area.

AMISOM Force Commander General Gutti strongly condemned the recent Al-Shabaab’s beheading of a prominent cleric in Hudur saying they are working with the Somali National Security Forces to ensure that security is restored to the area as soon as possible.

“We have in place contingency measures to ensure that areas in Bay and Bakool where AMISOM are co-located with Somali National Security Forces remain stable and secure in the event of further Ethiopian troop withdrawals. We are conducting a review of our troop deployments there and in Hiiraan and remain confident that there will be sufficient coverage,” said General Gutti.

AMISOM has urged members of any armed opposition groups to lay down their arms and turn themselves over to the Federal Government of Somalia and AMISOM. Those turning themselves in will be treated fairly and in accordance with International conventions.

Source: Midnimo News

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