HE the Minister of Information, Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng Yarisow) confirmed the defections of two Al-Shabaab commanders, one in Hiraan and one in Kismayo, Somalia.
Bishar Farah Mumin defected in Hiraan last Wednesday and had been a commander in al-Shabaab’s military wing, Jabha, in Hiraan, Galgaduud and Mudug regions.
Sheikh Cabdullahi Sheikh Cabdi defected in Kismayo on Saturday and had been the shadow District Commissioner of Jamame in Lower Jubba.
HE the Minister of Information commented: ‘Disaffected leaders from different places and who had different roles within Al-Shabaab are defecting from the terrorist group in this, the Holy Month of Ramadan. So are many, many foot-soldiers. The Federal Government of Somalia offers amnesty to anyone trapped inside Al-Shabaab as long as they reject the group’s alien ideology, renounce violence and agree to cooperate in the reconstruction of Somalia.’
Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism