Somali security forces display Al-Shabaab defectors in Kimayo

Eight Al-Shabaab defectors were today paraded in Kismayo, Jubbaland. The eight were then taken to a center in the city in which Al-Shabaab defectors are rehabilitated, according to a statement from the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA).

“The National Intelligence and Security Agency today paraded eight men who defected from Al-Shabaab and surrendered to the Jubbaland regional state in Kismayo. After through investigations, the men were taken to the rehabilitation center,” said the statement from NISA.

Defectors from Al-Shabaab usually undergo rehabilitation before they are either integrated into the society or incorporated into the security forces, who use them in operations against the group.