Al Shabab fighters surrender to Federal Government authority in Gedo province

Somali government official in Gedo province said that seven Al Shabab fighters have defected and surrendered to them on Monday. The defectors were escorted to a government forces base in the region, according to government military officer in Gedo region Col Abbas Gurey.Two months ago, Goernment officials in the southwest region of the country have publicly announced that any Al Shabab defector who chooses to stop using violence will be given a full amnesty to minimize number of Somali youth lured by Al Shabab militant group in Somalia.Col. Abbas Gurey said that the call is now becoming effective as number ranging from three to ten surrender to the government each month since the call for amnesty was declared.source