Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has called government security agencies to beef up security in Jubbaland regional state.
His call comes just a day after the al-Shabaab attack on a popular hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo claimed the lives of 26 people were more than 50 others wounded.
“The President called upon the federal security agencies in Jubaland state to be extra vigilant about the ill intentions of the terrorist groups and ensure security.” Villa Somalia Communications office said.
President Farmajo wished a quick recovery for those injured in the heinous attack while instructing relevant state agencies to provide necessary healthcare for those who need urgent care.
“The President prayed for a quick recovery to all victims of the barbaric attack.”
Somali security agencies ended more than 12 hours’ hotel siege on Saturday morning.
Four attackers were responsible for the assault.