East Africa body worried over spread of Islamist extremism

An East Africa regional organization says the Somalia-based militant group Al-Shabab is actively plotting attacks in countries throughout the region.

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development, or IGAD, says the militant group has expanded and formed special military wings dedicated to carrying out attacks in Kenya and even in Ethiopia.

In a 53-page report, titled “Al-Shabab as a transnational security threat,” IGAD says that although Al-Shabab’s main bases remain in Somalia, its “identity and aspirations” have shifted and transformed the group into a “transnational organization” with membership from across East Africa.

IGAD says the former leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, who formed two military wings: Jaysh Ayman, which is tasked to carry out attacks in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and Jaysh Al-Usra, created to carry out attacks in Ethiopia.

IGAD urges regional countries to take “specific” measures to counter the threat from Al-Shabab inside Somalia and regionally.

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