The minister’s statement came after the former Banadir Police Commissioner retreated to Shirkole Village in Hodon district after managing to escape from a government raid aimed to arrest him.
Al-Shabaab has stepped up attacks in the country amid a political crisis resulted from the delayed election and term extension for Farmajo.
Sources told KON that the ex-leader asked the SNA commander to keep the troops off the politics in a bid to avoid another civil war in the country.
In an interview with Shabelle TV, Farmajo said he was ready to return to the negotiating table if regional leaders agreed not to include his extension and the Sep 17 agreement in the meeting agenda.
The assailants escaped from the scene on a rickshaw before the police cordoned off the shooting site, according to the witnesses.
The meeting came after the Lower House of parliament voted unanimously to extend the term for Farmajo last week, a move that caused division and uncertainty in the country.
The tension began after the immediate force city’s police commander Brigadier General Sadak John moved his clan-dominated Shirkole area in Hodon district on Friday evening, leading to troop build-up.
The United States Department of State threatened to sanction and travel restriction against Somali President Farmajo after he has signed a controversial bill extending his term in office by two years.
Without underestimating the challenges, Somalis are supposed to take the responsibility for their own security irrespective of being reluctant to manage themselves.
On Thursday, April 15, Somalia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Balal Osman, a close ally of Farmajo held a meeting with Russian Envoy to Somalia and Djibouti Mikhail Golovanov at Mogadishu Airport.
They previously placed sanctions on many districts including Diinsoor after surrounding the entire district to disconnect from receiving humanitarian aid with Barawe, the state’s capital facing a similar offensive from the group.
“With due respect, we urge all of you in, in general, to return to the talks to end the deadlock surrounding the election without pre-conditions,” said Abukar Gurey, a respected peace-maker.