Mogadishu (HAN) January 16, 2015 – Public diplomacy and Regional Security and safety news. National Security Alert (Video). A senior figure of Somali militant group Al-Shabaab has surrendered to the Somali government, local security official confirmed to the media today.
Bishar Adan Abdihakim, acting district commissioner of Luq city near the Somalia-Ethiopia border, told media the surrender of the senior Al-Shabaab figure, known him, Hassan Dhubi.
Al-Shabaab Hassan Dhubi was a significant figure who spearheaded Al-Shabaab attacks in Luq city, Garbaharey and Burdhubo area, according to the Somali local security official. Hassan Dhubi surrender comes just few weeks after former Al- Shabaab intelligence chief Zakariya Ismail Hersi was detained by Somali security forces in Elwaq, near the Kenya-Somalia border.
The federal government of Somalia has late last year issued amnesty to Al-Shabaab members who defect, promising rehabilitation, security and their economic well-being.
Meanwhile, Kenyan jihadist resurfaces: “I neither hold a post in Al-Shabaab at the moment nor see myself holding any in the near future,” Kenyan jihadist Ahmad Iman Ali said.
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