Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has expressed concerns over the security of the country citing the coming elections scheduled to start in October 2016.
The president called on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) too back Somalia National Army (SNA) to secure the coming parliamentary and presidential elections.
President Hassan expressed concerns that the exercise may be disrupted Al-Shabaab terrorists who are against the peace and stability Somalia.
His sentiments were echoed by the UN Special Envoy to Somalia Michael Keating who raised a red flag saying Al-Shabaab may disrupt the poll process an prevent Somali voters from exercising their democratic right.
While addressing the UN Security Council Tuesday, Keating called on AMISOM and SNA to collaborate in forming a robust security force critical to secure the coming polls.
Somali head of State on Saturday night hosted the police and military commanders of AMISOM, the Somali National Army and Somali Police Force at Villa Somalia at the presidential palace, in Mogadishu where he appealed for help from the security forces in the fight against Al-Shabaab as well as support the country’s federal state formation process.