An Al-shabaab militant commander on Tuesday defected and surrendered to the Somali government in Baay region. Media reports indicates that Adan Mohamed aka Adan Shah had surrendered to Southwest authorities amid the government forces stepped up their operations against the militants in south and central Somalia.
It has been reported that the said the defector had a gun in his possession which he surrendered to the government forces in Baidoa town. Shah was said to have been accompanied by one of the group’s militia whose name was not disclosed and both are reportedly under the custody of Southwest authorities. te defector was in charge of indoctrination of the youth into violent activities in areas under Baay region.
His defection comes barely a week after another militant, identified as Mohamed Addo turned himself in to the authorities. Since February when Somalia's president, Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo offered Al-Shabab militants a 60-day amnesty, the number of the defectors from Al-Shabaab militant group significantly increased.
The terror group’s members and their leaders are running from their hideouts and caves following the relentless bombardment of their bases and their hideouts by the Somali government and its international allies. The blood-sucking group is opposed to any peaceful process for Somalia and its elimination is inevitable.