Somali Defense Minister Abdikhadir Mohamed Nur Jama has accused the al-Shabab group of instigating inter-clan conflicts in several regions of the country.
According to the Minister on Sunday, the group is investing significant resources in fueling conflicts in liberated areas, intending to divert the government and local forces from their military operations against them.
He issued a warning to the Somali people, urging them to remain vigilant regarding the conflicts ignited by al-Shabab within brotherly communities.
This statement from the Minister of Defense of Somalia comes amid heavy inter-can fighting that has been taking place in the Middle Shabelle region over the last few weeks. At least ten people have been killed in the previous clashes, according to the residents.