Al Shabaab militants in Southern Somalia are said to have surrendered to security forces in the region after they were hit hard by heavy rains and flooding. The armed militants laid down their weapons and voluntarily surrendered at military outpost after their camps were washed away by the flood leaving them without basic needs and at risk of suffering waterborne diseases.
Intelligence reports indicate that those surrendered have maintained that al Shabaab has weakened and as such, they were willing to work with the security troops to decimate the remaining networks of the al Shabaab.
Further, they accused the al Shabaab leadership of neglecting its fighters in flooded parts marooned and without any assistance despite their fighter-loyalty. In addition to that, they have no place to train or hide from security forces. New recruits have been abandoned and left in a state of confusion not knowing what to do or where to go.
In recent months Al Shabaab militia capabilities in South Somalia region have been quashed to an extent of desperation with some of the militia desperate to quit the group before it is too late.