“Most of our people sometimes cross the border into Somalia and Ethiopia in search of water and pasture, so it’s important to know where they will be during the census nights of August 24 and 25, 2019,” he said.
Ijara subcounty is vulnerable to al Shabaab attacks due to its proximity to Boni Forest and Somalia, where the militants hide.
Also, due to their proximity to lawless border regions that have seen an influx of guns and bandits from chronically unstable neighbouring countries such as Somalia and South Sudan and Ethiopia, these areas are unattractive to professionals.
Piracy off the coast of Somalia, usually for ransom, reached its peak in 2011 but has reduced significantly in recent years, in part because of extensive international military patrols as well as support for local fishing communities.
The third theory is that the insurgency in Somalia, spearheaded by al-Shabaab brought together Muslims from Somalia, Kenya and other nationalities in a conflict zone.
Ijara sub-county has borne the brunt of al Shabaab militants due to its proximity to Boni forest and Somalia.
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It warns of pitfalls that cloud concerned states’ commitment to rid not only Somalia but also its neighbours of threats by the group.
He said the Somalia Report 2018 is “grossly distorted and exaggerated” by a newspaper targeting to “scaremonger and help the enemy”.
According to a UN statement quoted by AFP news agency, they are from Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Somalia.