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Somali Police Say Security in Mogadishu Stable, Dismisses US Advisory

Storyline:National News

GOOBJOOG NEWS | MOGADISHU: Somali Police has said security in the capital Mogadishu is stable, dismissing a recent advisory issued by the United States Embassy warning of possible attacks by the Al-Shabaab militant group.

Speaking to journalists in Mogadishu Thursday, Somali police spokesman Abdifatah Aden Hassan said that “there is no imminent security threat known to the Federal Government in Mogadishu.”

Hassan said the Federal Government has deployed adequate security officers drawn from the various branches of the armed forces, emphasizing that Mogadishu’s security situation is stable and that the troops are focused on safeguarding the Somali people.

Recently, the United States Embassy in Nairobi warned of a possible attack in Mogadishu and other parts of the country including Aden Adde Airport and the Port of Mogadishu but Hassan’s statement is seen as a move by the Federal Government to instil confidence in residents and foreign visitors who want to visit Somalia.

The capital Mogadishu has seen experienced a significant economic growth following the various measures taken by the Federal Government of Somalia to boost security in the country and build investor confidence.