Somali leaders arrive in Baidoa ahead of Security Summit
BAIDOA, Somalia – Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and his premier Hassan Ali Khaire and other state laders have on Sunday arrived in Baidoa town, some 250km southwest of the capital Mogadishu.
The Somali leaders were escorted to the presidential palace, shortly after warlmy welcoming by South-West president, Sharif Hassan and other senior officials at the airport in the town.
The top leaders set to attend National Security Summit which was scheduled to be kicked off in Baidoa on Monday.
The security was tightened by hundreds of security forces backed by African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeepers.
The soldiers were visible on the main streets of the town, checking out public cars, private vehicles and pedestrians.
By Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu, Somalia