Troops Have Reportedly Attacked Former President’s House.
News Rain Nigeria reports that former Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said soldiers had attacked his home and the present President, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed was responsible.
His accusation came as Somalia soldiers exchanged gunfire in the streets of the capital, Mogadishu, in a sign of deepening splits in the security forces between those supporting an extension of Mohamed’s presidential term and those against.
According to Analysts, the divisions could distract Somalia’s security forces from the fight against al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents in the Horn of Africa nation.
Troops Attack Former President’s House
Last week, the President signed a law extending his mandate for two years, stoking opposition inside Somalia and putting him on a collision course with Western and other donors were against the move.
“It is very unfortunate that an Army under the former president’s command attacked my residence,” Mohamud said on micro-blogging site, Twitter, referring to Mohamed as “the former president” because he does not recognise the extension of his term.
“I have already warned (about) and reiterated the dangers of politicising security. Farmajo is responsible for the consequences,” he added.