The blood-sucking group al-Shabaab prides itself in looting local civilians’ hard-earned wealth citing religious grounds and the targeting of innocent unarmed civilians.
It has long lost influence and political support after much of its followers and civilians alike realized how dangerous it is to blindly support a group that massacres the Somali population en masse.
Now it is facing a backlash from civilians who are sick and tired of its unlawful taxation and the brutality of its rule.
In middle Shabeelle region, livestock herders have formed an armed group named maawisley to fight al-Shabaab’s rule and the misinterpretation of their religion of Islam and partly because they are tired of paying unlawful taxes to the blood-sucking al-Shabaab.
Maawisley has recently carried an attack on an al-Shabaab base in Guulane in Middle Shabeelle killing over 10 members of the terminable group al-Shabaab including two al-Shabaab regional head of tax collection.
In mid-August this year, several youths in Aden Yabal town also in Middle Shabeelle vowed to kick al-Shabaab out of their towns and villages and succeeded in doing so.
The Somali people have gained strength in countering the blood-sucking group al-Shabaab after the group has been crippled both financially and militarily and are succeeding in the fight against the murderous group al-Shabaab.