It has been established that Boko Haram insurgents get training in Somalia and return to Nigeria wreak havoc.
The Somalian President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said this at the weekend during a security conference in Germany, adding that without peace in Somali, there can’t be peace in African continent.
As he put it, “Without a stable Somalia, the whole region of the Horn of Africa will remain unstable and by and large, the African continent. There are proofs and evidences that (for) sometime Boko Haram has been trained in Somalia and they went back to Nigeria.” “The terrorists are so linked together, they are associated and so organised, (that) we the world we need to be so organised,” he said.
It was not clear from his comments whether he believed al Shabaab was still training Boko Haram fighters, who have pledged allegiance to Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. Somalia’s al Shabaab, which has links to al Qaeda and wants to overthrow the Somali government and impose a harsh version of Islamic law, claimed responsibility for a blast this month that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane. Somalia, plagued by political in-fighting, corruption and attacks by al Shabaab insurgents, has recently made limited progress towards creating a functioning political system.