Southwest State Government Vow to Scale up Security in Lower Shabelle Region

Following the recent spate of attacks targeting government forces and military bases in Lower Shabelle, Southwest State has vowed to scale up security in the region.

According to Southwest government’s information minister, Hassan Abdi Mohamed, there is plans to tighten the overall Lower Shabelle security after days following the recent attack by Al-Shabaab terrorists in Afgoye town that left 15 people killed including SNA soldiers.

 “Southwest government plans to carry out security measures to enhance security of the region,” Mohamed was quoted saying on Thursday.

Al-Shabaab which claimed Afgoye’s attack has been fighting to oust Somali government since 2006 and is seen determined to disrupt upcoming parliamentary and presidential Somali elections.

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- Shmuel Yosef Agnon is a Senior Writer and Editor at the Strategic Intelligence Service. Specialize in writing intelligence reports, geopolitics, military intelligence and crime reports analysis. Agnon holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass media and journalism and a master's degree in international media relations from Winchester, University, England.

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