Somalia sets 100 days for Al Shabab militants to surrender
[Shabelle] Somali interior and security minister, Abdikarin Hussien Guled has set an ultimatum of hundred days for Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
fighters to surrender and join the process of peace and nation building.
The minister, who spoke to journalists inMogadishu, said that the youths fighting along side Al-Shabaab should abandon the group's ideology of violence and surrender to the government and the rest of the peace loving Somalis, promising that they would be welcome and wouldn't be subjected to any harm but instead would get a proper care from the government.
The interior minister called on the Somali national army not to sacre or harm any youth from Al-Shabaab who surrenders peacefully.
"The army should welcome any defeting youth from Al-Shabaab with open arms because the young guys have been brainwashed and misled. If they decide to join the peace building efforts, let us welcome them,, said Mr. Guled.
Somali government now controls much of south and central Somalia after they routed Al-Shabaab from almost all major urban centers.
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