Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon
visited Baidoa Monday (July 8th) to conduct a security assessment and
hold talks with local leaders on plans to remove al-Shabaab from the
entire Bay region, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported.
Shirdon was accompanied by the ministers of defence and trade, members of parliament and top government officials.
Although Somali and Ethiopian forces liberated Baidoa from al-Shabaab
in February 2012, the militant group still controls villages in the
This is Shirdon's first visit to Baidoa since he was appointed prime minister in October.