Lower Shabelle Accuse Alshabaab Of Harassing Farmers In The Region
The Lower Shabelle administration has on Saturday night accused Alshabaab of harassing farmers in the region, Radio Dalsan reports. Qoryoley district Police Commander Ali Mohamed Adan told Radio Dalsan that the Alshabaab fighters hiding in the remote areas of the region extort money from the locals. “They harass poor farmers and farm workers in the area by extorting money from them,” said Mr Adan. Commander Adan mentioned that the militants’ harassment to farmers is not limited to extortion of money only but they also extort them farm harvests. “They take money and parts of farm harvests from the farmers. They even take money from farmers who dig wells in their own farms using their hands,” he added. The commander said that the local administration will not tolerate with the militants and in collaboration with the Somali National Army (SNA), they will clean them from the region. “God willing we will pursue and get them a life,” said the Police Commander. Alshabaab’s activities in the area have been on the rise and on Saturday, the militant group has attacked SNA camp in the outskirt of Qoryoley district.