The al-Shabaab terror group has been causing continuous threats against Somalia. Despite this, the African Union has started withdrawing its peacekeeping force in Somalia.
This terrorist group has sparked panic among the country’s security leadership, which requested a three-month delay to the drawdown. It is because the officials feared that al-Shabaab could overrun the country. According to them, it will be advisable that the U.N. Security Council extends the A.U. mandate. Somalia lacks enough troops to fend off the threat on its own.
Experts in Somalia think that it will be a challenging time for Somalia to take over from the peacekeepers. Pray for God’s guidance and favor to bring the expected change in Somalia. Pray for the empowerment of Christian Believers by the grace of God to withstand any form of opposition (The Bible, 2 Samuel 21:1).