Militants threaten election security, as was widely expected.
Islamist militant group al Shabaab has threatened to attack polling stations in October to prevent the country from running its first election since 1984. A statement issued on Tuesday by the spokesman of the group, Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rageh says the scheduled election will serve foreign interests which they are determined to disrupt.
Local media Shabelle News reported that the group warned the country’s 135 elders who will pick delegates for the parliamentary election.
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Security and Risk Report 15/03/23
MAST’s security report issue 365 is available to read now. In the Gulf of Guinea, two incidents have been reported in the period observed. Nigeria’s