SHOCKER: Boko Haram Trains In My Country – Somalia President Reveals
President Mohamud said at a security conference in Germany that militant groups in Africa are associated and that the African states need to be organised to be able to deal with their threats.
He noted that his country has only made limited progress in setting up a working political system.
“Without a stable Somalia, the whole region of the Horn of Africa will remain unstable and by and large, the African continent. There are proofs and evidence that (for) some time Boko Haram has been trained in Somalia and they went back to Nigeria.
“The terrorists are so linked together, they are associated and so organized, (that) we the world we need to be so organized,” he added.
Somalia is plagued by attacks by al-Shabab militants, as well as corruption and political infighting. It has been having the status of a ‘failed state’ for almost 25 years, since the civil war that has eliminated the last functioning central administration.
Al-Shabab militants, which are linked to al-Qaeda, staged numerous attacks one government officials and civilians. They also conduct raids on the Kenyan territories. In their latest attempt of mass murder, the terror group arranged an explosion on board a passenger jet that departed from the Mogadishu airport.
Boko Haram, on the other hand, has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, which is also known as Daesh (in Arabic), which is wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq.
Boko Haram have killed more than 126 people in January 2016 only. The deadly attacks continued on February too. For instance, a raid on the IDP camp in the beginning of this month claimed over 58 lives.
The deadly sect killed over 20,000 people since the start of their insurgency in Nigeria in 2009. The terrorists have since forced over 2.6 million people to abandon their homes.