17 December 2017

Somalia: Tension High in Bakol As Mukhtar Robow Reaches the Region

Tension is high in the suburbs of Hudur town in Bakol region as militants who are loyal to Mukhtar Robow alias Abu Mansur fought with those of Al-Shabab on Friday at Abal area which comes under Hudur and locals are fearing that the fight might erupt again.

Reports say that pro-Robow militants are planning to wage war against members of Al-Shabab militia who arrived in the area and attacked the local militants on last Friday.

On the other hand, Mr Mukhtar Robow who is accompanied by officials and members of the South West State is expected to reach Abal area in Hudur to take part in a funeral ceremony for his son and members of his militants who died in last Friday's fight between them and those of Al-Shabab.

Also, accompany Mr Robow as confirmed by leaders in the South West administration are former Defense Minister Mr Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed, governor of the Bakool region, ministers and security officials in the State administration.

Reports reaching Radio Dalsan say that there were meetings held in Hudur where Robow spent last night and decision was reached that militiamen in Hudur and Abal area should fight alongside the government security forces to defeat Al-Shabab and move them out of the region.

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