Federal govt sends arsenal to Puntland in support against Alshabaab

Sources in Villa Somalia have confirmed to Radio Dalsan that Federal government in Mogadishu has sent two planes of military equipment to the regional state of Puntland.

The arms and other military consignment is destined for Somali National Army in Puntland administration that are fighting armed group Alshabaab fighters that reached the area on Monday.

The response from federal government comes after President Abdiweli Gas of Puntland called for urgent help to fight the armed group that is expanding in the territories of Puntland administration.

Speaking to VOA Somali, President Abdiweli said his regional administration and federal government are united in the fight against Alshabaab.

He  also dismissed claims by Puntland security minister Abdi Hersi Ali on Wednesday blaming federal government on Alshabaab encroachment.