Al-Shabaab militant group has ordered the residents of El-der town in Galgadud province to pay 100,000 USD.
The group has also ordered the residents to participate in the upcoming offensive against the militant by AMISOM forces in the coming days.
Hassan Yakub Ali the militant representative in the area has ordered the community leaders to implement the order.
The representative has asked the residents to evacuate the town and prepare to fight alongside the militant group against the AMISOM forces.
Reports say that the militant group has deserted several bases in the area following the announcement of the offensive.