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President Farmaajo heads to Uganda to seek military support against Al-Shabaab

Storyline:National News, Security

President Mohamed Farmaajo Sunday left the country for a three country tour that will see him visit Djibouti, Ethiopia and Uganda to seek international support for enhanced military offensive against Al-Shabaab.

The president headed to Uganda Sunday where he is expected to hold security talks with his host President Yoweri Museveni.

New chief of defense forces Abdiweli Jama Gorod confirmed the president’s visit noting he will seek the East African country support in the war against Al-Shabaab.

“The president will speak to the top leaders of Uganda to expedite operations against the terrorists. Ugandan forces are part of it (Amisom)  and they have to play their role. This is what they will discuss” said Gorod.

The president’s visit follows a meeting Saturday with the national army troops in Jazeera base where he flagged them off to frontlines in the country ahead of an expected offensive against Al-Shabaab.

President Farmaajo will also head to Ethiopia and Djibouti and there after hold a National Security Council meeting Saturday with state leaders.

The visit comes days after Somalia witnessed the deadliest terror attack in its history which claimed over 300 lives and injured more than 300 others.