Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has exposed that militias of the dreaded Boko Haram sect trained in his country before coming to Nigeria to carry out their nefarious acts.
Addressing a press conference on Security in Munich, Germany, Mohamud said the east coast country’s political system has been plagued by political infighting, corruption and attacks by al Shabaab insurgents, Reuters reports.
Somalia’s President was quoted as saying: “Without a stable Somalia, the whole region of the Horn of Africa will remain unstable and by and large, the African continent. There are proofs and evidence that (for) some time Boko Haram has been trained in Somalia and they went back to Nigeria.
“The terrorists are so linked together, they are associated and so organised, (that) we the world we need to be so organised.”
It was not clear from his comments whether he believed al Shabaab was still training Boko Haram fighters, who have pledged allegiance to Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.
It will be recalled, Somalia’s al Shabaab, which has been linked to al Qaeda and wants to overthrow the Somali government and impose a harsh version of Islamic law, claimed responsibility for a blast this month that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane.
Correspondingly, ferocious death cult, Boko Haram has been waging a heinous war against Nigeria with a demand that western education should be abolished.