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Al-Shabab Now Trains Boko Haram, Says Somali President 0

Boko Haram is not only backed by the middle east’s ISIL, as it was discovered recently, it is also being trained by the east Africa’s Mujahideen Youth Movement, popularly known as Alshabab, Somalian President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said.

Mohamud, who made this revelation to an international security conference in Germany, expressed worry that global terrorism is fast gaining grounds in most part of African because notable terror groups – with roots in the Middle East are spreading their networks in a very disturbing manner.

The Somali President, whose country has been beleaguered by political strife and corruption, said increasing attacks by the al-Shabab terrorists has made it difficult for the country to solve its domestic challenges.

He mentioned that al-Shabab has become so grounded in Somalia that it has began to offer  training to low-level insurgents like Boko Haram in West Africa.

According to reports monitored on Reuters, President Mohamud said Somalia has not been able to make appreciable progress towards creating a functioning political system, due to the activities of al-Shabab.

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by Abdulkareem Haruna

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