Former Al-Shabab commander rejects invitation to rejoin group

Former rebel commander leader Mukhtar Robow Ali Abu Mansur was allegedly demanded by Al-Shabaab to rejoin their group but has rejected the offer, according to a local government official.

“We are hearing that Al-Shabaab has pressured Mukhtar Rooboow to return to their organization and that he refused. He is currently surrounded by Al-Shabaab fighters.” the Mayor of Hudur, Mohamed Moallim Mohamed said in statements made to VOA.

Al-Shabaab militants have been camped outside Mukhtar Robow’s stronghold in Hudur, Bakool since first hearing of his possible defection weeks ago.

Former rebel commander leader Mukhtar Robow Ali Abu Mansur was allegedly demanded by Al-Shabaab to rejoin their group but has rejected the offer, according to a local government official.

“We are hearing that Al-Shabaab has pressured Mukhtar Rooboow to return to their organization and that he refused. He is currently surrounded by Al-Shabaab fighters.” the Mayor of Hudur, Mohamed Moallim Mohamed said in statements made to VOA.

Al-Shabaab militants have been camped outside Mukhtar Robow’s stronghold in Hudur, Bakool since first hearing of his possible defection weeks ago.

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