Burundi government could send more troops in Somalia to reinforce security and occupy places and stations recently left by beaten Al Shebaba.
The promise was made by Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza this Sunday evening, while he was receiving Somali president Check Ahmed visiting Burundi for few hours.
“Burundi will also send more troops in Somalia to reinforce security in Mogadiscio areas if it is deemed necessary” declared president Nkurunziza adding that Somalia destiny is in hands of Somali people themselves.
“It is better that Somali themselves think of taking in their hands their destiny by preparing forces who will replace AMISOM when it ends it mission there” said Nkurunziza after the meeting with Somali president.
President Check Ahmed thanked Burundi soldiers for the role they played in his country and begged Burundi president to allow more troops in Somalia, as Nkurunziza said.
AU has around 9,000 peacekeepers in Somalia, while experts think at least 20,000 are necessary to repel all insurgents. South, Sudan a newly independent country in Africa, promised to send troops in Somalia too, BBC site says.
Uganda president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni promised to send more 2,500 troops in Somalia to reinforce security in Mugadiscio and the suburb areas, especially in the areas recently left by insurgents.
From many months, other countries like Nigeria and Malawi haven’t joined the word to act by sending their troops in Somalia.
President Nkurunziza thinks that the AU will recall to these countries to send their troops as promised during the AU Security Council that will take place soon, said Nkurunziza.