The Minister who was recently staying in the town of Feer-Feer was escorted from Feer-Feer by the Governor of Hiiraan region Mr. Sheik Abdirahman Maow and other members of his administration.
Also accompanying the Minister were the former Governor of the Region Mr.Yuusuf Ahmed Hagar (Dabageed) and former Somalia Ambassador to Ethiopia Mr. Abdikariim Faarah Laqanyo.
The Minister and his delegation are staying in Madina hotel in the city and they will hold meetings with community leaders of the region such as elders, religious leaders, and others.
The Minister’s visit coincides with recent activities by Islamic insurgent groups controlling several regions in the south which some analysts interpret as possible preparations for an attack on the city.
Moreover, Islamic insurgents have taken control of some parts of the region leading to speculations that the city of Beletweyne may be the next target of attack.