National Security Forces Seize Al Shabaab Military Consignments

The Federal Government of Somalia hails the tact and bravery displayed by the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) that led to the seizure of illegal military consignments at Mogadishu Port. The contraband included military equipment intended for use by the Al Shabaab terror group.

NISA has closely been monitoring the conspiracy to import military equipment into the country, with top sleuths managingto track the process of loading the goods from the export source until the goods arrived in Mogadishu in containers with a false manifest showing that the goods were intended for commercial use.

The intelligence body has also been hot on the heels of thenetwork in charge of purchasing, loading and clearing the Al Shabaab contraband. The network consisted of a number of individuals – some of whom are abroad – while others are in Mogadishu and different regions within Somalia.

So far, 10 people including businessmen who illegally use their import-export licenses have been detained. NISA has also seized four trucks that were supposed to ferry the illegal military consignment from the Port of Mogadishu upon clearance.

In a related development, NISA also seized yet another consignment of equipment intended for Al Shabaab use at Mogadishu International Airport. The seizure of these consignments demonstrates the steadfast commitment of the Federal Government of Somalia and its security apparatus toridding the country of terrorism and instability.

This announcement comes as the Prime Minister of the Federal of Government of Somalia, Mr. Hamza Abdi Barre chaired a high-level security meeting in Mogadishu, in which he laudedand encouraged the security forces to maintain their hold on the capital and remain relentless in their pursuit of wresting the remaining regions from cruel hands of the Al Shabaab.

Source: Somali National News Agency