ADDIS ABABA – Following recent Mogadishu attacks, which claimed the lives of more than 300 people, Ethiopian Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalegn stated that al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab was behind the Mogadishu bombing of October 14, 2017.
Speaking with Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo over the issue in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian premier also stated that he believes that al-Shabaab did this inhuman act of terror on innocent civilians of Somalia to divert attention from problems it faces from within and his government is set to act upon it.
“Setting a strategy to urgently and solidly response to this act in a more strategic way and never letting it happen again was the issue of our focus”.
Farmajo on his part also said Somalia believed Al-Shabaab were behind the attacks even though the group has not commented on the attack which has killed over 300 people whiles over 400 others are injured.
The attack has drawn global condemnation and has upped the tempo on the need to defeat terrorism in the Horn of Africa region. Farmajo also disclosed that he will be visiting Djibouti to solicit support in the fight against terrorism.