Al Shabaab denies Burundian President Attack claims

The Somali armed group Al Shabaab has denied a claim by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday that they were plotting an attack against the country.

The group’s spokesman described the troubled president’s claims a distraction from the political crisis in his country.

Speaking to Reuters News Agency Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage said President Nkurunziza claims is an attempt to pacify his people protesting in the streets against his dictatorship and divert world attention from his revenge.

Nkurunziza, who has faced weeks of protests and an attempted ouster over his decision to seek a third term in office, made his first appearance in the Burundian capital in days to say he was “very preoccupied” by the threat posed by Al Shabaab.