Muqdisho — Somali interior and security minister, Abdikarin Hussien Guled has set an ultimatum of hundred days for Al Shabab fighters to surrender and join the process of peace and nation building.
The minister, who spoke to journalists in Mogadishu, said that the youths fighting along side Al Shabab should abandon the group's ideology of violence and surrender to the government and the rest of the peace loving Somalis, promising that they would be welcome and wouldn't be subjected to any harm but instead would get a proper care from the government.
The interior minister called on the Somali national army not to sacre or harm any youth from Al Shabab who surrenders peacefully.
"The army should welcome any defeting youth from Al Shabab with open arms because the young guys have been brainwashed and misled. If they decide to join the peace building efforts, let us welcome them,, said Mr. Guled.
Somali government now controls much of south and central Somalia after they routed Al Shabab from almost all major urban centers.