Sheikh Shakir reveals why they are fighting in Galmudug

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Mohamed Shakir Ali Hassan, one of the leaders of Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a said that they have returned to Galmudug to fight Al-Shabaab in some parts of the region.

Sheikh Shakir in Guriel district said they had returned at the request of the Galmudug community after feeling intimidated by al-Shabaab.

He said that Ahlu Sunna and the people of Galmudug have no one to help them in the fight against Al-Shabaab, but now they are ready to liberate all areas of Galmudug from Al-Shabaab.

Lastly, Mohamed Shakir Ali Hassan, one of the leaders of Ahlu Sunna Waljama ‘ASWJ said that Ahlu Sunna will support the Puntland administration with weapons and military vehicles.

The statement from Sheikh Mohamed Shakir, a senior Ahlu Sunna leader, comes at a time when Galmudug officials have accused Ahlu Sunna of inciting violence in Galmudug and seeking a political seat.

 

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