Monday 7th December 2015, latest reports from Somalia Intelligence indicate that a Minnesota man who had joined Al-Shabaab in Somalia seven years ago and whose tweets encouraged fellow jihadist to carry attacks on behalf of ISIS turned himself in to Somalia.
According to U.S. State Department, the jihadist identified as Mohamed Abdullahi surrendered to the Federal government of Somalia in early November.
Hassan who turned himself to the Somali authorities was taken in custody of the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency in Mogadishu for further interrogation.
Though little is known why the jihadist surrendered to authorities it can only be linked to the hostility witnessed from Al Shabaab towards its former members who shifted loyalty to ISIS and Hassan is no exemption.
A faction within Al Shabaab ranks led by Sheikh Muumin in Puntland Somalia pledged fealty to Islamic State leadership.
Since then Amniyaat Al Shabaab wing was ordered to hunt down and terminate them.
U.S. which is in talk with Somali justice system led by US. Attorney’s office in Minnesota said that Hassan will be charged with multiple counts terrorism.
Hassan used alias nickname ‘Miski” when in Minneapolis, at the age of 17 and in high school senior, he left U.S. and joined Al Shabaab terrorist group in 2008.
Before turning himself in, Hassan had come to be an avid, vocal supporter of the Islamic State posting jihadist radical rhetoric online.
According to a director at the SITE Intelligence group ‘Miski’ or Hassan had at least 33 active Twitter accounts which he used to help new recruits join jihadists’ ranks including some from Minnesota.
Hassan, who was born in Somalia, is a legal resident of the U.S. but is not an American citizen.