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Somali president accused of failing to secure Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia President Said Abdullahi Deni has accused country’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of failing to secure the capital of Mogadishu, after attacks by al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab for the past months.

Deni termed the government led by President Mohamed a “total failure” while briefing reporters upon his arrival on Saturday.

His accusation comes after he paid a visit to United Arab Emirates and Kenya’s capital Nairobi last week.

“The Federal Government failed to secure parts of Somali capital, Mogadishu”, he said.

Last week, Somali state members denied to accept an urgent call offered by country’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

Mr. Mohamed invited state members to attend National Security Council Meeting which was scheduled to hold 19th April in Mogadishu.

The state members were expecting to arrive in Somali capital Mogadishu, but none of them landed in the capital.

This becomes another setback for Somalia.

It is unclear why the state members denied to join in the National Security Council Meeting as scheduled.

The state leaders paid separate visits to Kenya and UAE, instead of being hosted in Mogadishu.

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