Security meeting between Baidoa district commissioner, the mayor of the town, high rank police officers, traditional elders and some of civil society members was held in Baidoa,the administrative capital of Interim South West State.
At the opening of the gathering, Baidoa police commissioner of Baidoa has highlighted the outcomes of security operations and civil disbarment inspections carried out in the town and the challenges they faced during the operations.
Matters concerning heightened security measures were broadly covered, obstacles discussed and further solutions formulated.
Baidoa Mayor has commended the tireless work of the security forces and urged them to keep up their work to maintain the security of the town.
“The security forces have done a lot. They have minimized Al-Shabab attacks in the town therefore we urge them keep their efforts to safeguard the security of the citizens, leaders as well as the administrative capital of the State” he said.
Security forces In Baidoa have been carrying out disarmament campaign and operations that netted some several guns.
The forces engulfed several suburbs of thetown during the inspection and raided homes as they discovered guns that commanders said were going to be use to insecurity cases.
Meanwhile Al-Shabab fighters who want to depose the federal government as well regional states have stepped up their attacks against the administrations across the country.
March this year Al-Shabab attacked the presidential palace of Interim South West State with vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) explosion that claimed lives of eight people and leaving behind more than 20 wounded people.
Al-Shabab has carried out several deadly attacks on Government institutions, army camps and hotels, on Saturday the group has conducted two separate suicide car attacks in Somalia, one in Mogadishu and another at a military training base in the southern port city of Kismayu that claimed lives of more than thirty people.
AMISOM and Somali National Army have been advancing to Al-Shabab controlled areas latest being Diinsoor town that used to be the largest stronghold for Al-Shabab’s top officials and its foreign jihadist fighters before they fled after heavy military assault by the Somali government forces and the African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops.