Confirming the death of Ahmed Abdi Godane, Somalia’s Al-Shabab appoints new leader. In a statement issued on Saturday, Al-Shabab said Ahmad Umar Abu Ubaidah will replace Godane.
According to the statement, two of Godane’s companions also died in the attack.
The militant group further promised revenge for Godane’s death, warning its enemies against the consequences of killing Al-Shabab members.
Somalia is on high alert due to possible retaliatory attacks by Al-Shabab militants following Godane’s death.
National Security Minister General Khalif Ahmed Ereg in Somalia said, that they have obtained information indicating that Al-Shabab is planning to carry out a wave of retaliatory strikes against medical facilities, education centers and government buildings.