Somalia: Al-Shabaab commander surrenders  

ESAT News (January 6, 2017)

A Somali police officer said a senior Al-Shabaab commander has surrendered himself to the authorities in Qoryoley district, about 120Km south-west of Mogadishu on Sunday.

Police boss Lieutenant colonel Ali Wal has confirmed to Radio Shabelle  the surrender of the Al shabaab commander to the Somali government forces.

The commander who was identified as Abubakar Sadiq was in charge of Al shabab’s administration in Donburale area, near Qoryoley in Lower Shabelle region before his surrender.

The police chief added that the Al shabaab member handed himself over to government authorities, following an amnesty for militants in the region to surrender themselves.

Al shabaab, however, did not  comment on the alleged surrender of the commander.