Somali moderate Islamist group, Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama’a have announced to scale up their offensive against Al-Shabaab terrorist group that causing menace to Somalia and the Horn of Africa region.
The announcement came after Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo recently called on everyone to join hands with his government army soldiers in eliminating the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab in Somalia.
Regional administration leaders have vowed to support the Federal government of President Farmajo in fighting the terrorist group.
Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama’a group’s defence secretary, Sheikh Hussein Isaq Mursal Gesa Dhere, in an interview with one of Somali Radio station affirmed that his group will continue fighting until Al-Shabaab is no more.
“My brother, as you know, the country is generally preparing for an offensive aimed at eradicating this group, al-Shabab, which is posing menace to Somalia and to the Horn of Africa region in general, so, God willing, we hope to accomplish this task since the President announced an all-out war against the group.”Said Dhere
In response to the President’s call to Somalis of all walks of life to wage war against al-Shabab, Ahlu Sunnah wal Jama’a, has already been engaged in such a war with this group but it is now ready to scale it up in order to put the group’s threats to an end; this group that is literally massacring our mothers and our children. We have to put its menace to an end and save our people from these men. What they are doing is indeed unacceptable and Ahlu Sunnah cannot sit back and watch as they butcher our people.
Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama’a forces are in control of Bardhere district and currently engaging the militants in Gedo, Bay, and Bakol regions as well as the other parts of the country.