KAMPALA – The commander of African Union troops in Somalia Lt. Gen. Osman Noor Soubagleh last Tuesday concluded a three-day visit to Kenyan forces based in Jubba land.
According to the statement issued by AMSIOM, the Force Commander Gen. Soubagleh visited the troops in Dhobley, Afmadow and Kismayo where thanked them for their “sacrifice and effort in securing the country and liberating Somalis from the terror group Al-Shabaab”.
The General also thanked Somalis in Juba land for working with AMSIOM troops to fight al shabaab.
“I thank you the people of Afmadow. You have played your role in peace and security and you are doing your best. AMISOM troops and Jubbaland forces are appreciative of your contribution and they are happy working with you,” Lt. Gen. Soubagleh said.
Kenyan troops have their front line base in Afmadow commanded by Lt. Col Ptiony whose troops renovated a hospital in the area as part their civil military relations. Gen Soubagleh commissioned the hospital.
The Afmadow District Commissioner, Mohamed Sheikh Dakane said peace and security are the two most important things want to redevelop their country.
“For human beings to enjoy complete life, they need security. Once you get peace, then you can seek education, healthcare, cultivate farms and can engage in business,” Mr. Dakane added.
Gen Soubagleh laid a wreath at the monument constructed in honour of KDF soldiers killed while fighting in Somalia.