Somali security officials and the African Union police (AMISOM) head have on Tuesday discussed a new strategy to secure the country’s capital, Mogadishu and prevent possible attacks by Al-Shabab militants during the holy month of Ramadan, Somaliupdate Online reports.
Somalia’s Police Chief General Mohamed Sheikh Hassan and AMISOM Police Head Anaan Pilly attended the meeting which focused on increasing police patrol and launching operations to counter Al-Shabab fighters planning hit-and-run attacks within Mogadishu.
Ramadan, the ninth month on Islamic calendar is gonna start later this week. Many of Mogadishu residents fear that Al-Shabab will scale up its attacks on the city.
Last week speaking at the United Nations Security Council, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid said he expects more Al-Shabab attacks in Somalia within Ramadan.
The militant group Al-Shabab also vowed that it will continue targeting key places in Mogadishu during the Ramadan as they see as a holly thing to carry attacks during the Ramadan, a month when Muslims in the world perform fasting during daytime.