The president of the interim south west state of Somalia Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden has called for lifting the Al shabaab blockades on the main streets in the newly liberated towns.
He said Al shabaab has disconnected the routes between Bay and Bakol regions in southern Somalia. The militants' blockade caused hunger and malnutrition after an inflation of the food prices.
Al shabaab was driven out of their major strongholds in south and central Somalia following military offensives by Somali national army (SNA) and African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM.
The Al Qaeda-linked militants are still active and operating in the rural areas where they deny access to the towns in Bay and Bakool regions which are under Somali army and AMISOM.