US CITIZENS ASKED TO LEAVE MOGADISHU OVER "SPECIFIC THREAT".
All US citizens have been asked to leave Mogadishu following Intel on a specific threat, a statement from the US Mission in Somalia read on Saturday.
“Due to specific threat information against U.S. personnel on the Mogadishu International Airport, the U.S. Mission to Somalia has directed its non-essential U.S. citizen employees to depart Mogadishu until further notice” it stated.
“The security situation in Somalia is extremely unstable, and the threat to all U.S. citizens in Somalia remains critical” it added.
“The Department of State urges all U.S. citizens who decide to remain in Somalia to review your personal security plans, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal safety, remain aware of your surroundings, monitor local media for updates, and maintain a high level of vigilance” the US Mission in Somalia stated.