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Kenya's security agencies are on alert following the two attacks and reports that al-Shabab rebels are planning more attacks, said the statement.
Brig. Gen. Omola said he was looking forward to working with the African Union, the Federal Government of Somalia, and the Somali Security Forces to facilitate the success of the mission.
Jens Laerke, spokesperson of the U.N. humanitarian office (OCHA) said: “They have kept famine outside of the door but nobody knows for how much longer.
Qatar previously pledged to pay the cost of the flights but made a U-turn after Farmajo lost reelection in May this year.
The federal government of Ethiopia and Tigrayan rebels last month signed a peace deal aimed at ending the brutal two-year conflict and humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia.
Mahad's visit is related to the change of leadership of NISA in Gedo as Gen Jamal Hassan Sarey will take over the position to replace Bakal Kooke who was killed in a mine explosion last week near Dolow.
The first strike took place 176 kilometers northeast of Mogadishu, killing seven militants, while the second strike took place approximately 220 kilometers northeast of Mogadishu, killing eight al-Shabab fighters.
Somalia is ranked one of the most corrupt countries in the world by Transparent Internation due to a lack of accountability and lawlessness.
The operation comes a day after Somalia's deputy information minister, Abdirahman Yusuf Omar Al-adala, said the army had killed at least 88 al-Shabab fighters in the same province within 48 hours.
On Friday, Mr. Ojuolape said FGM should be condemned because “it causes irreparable physical and psychological harm to women and girls”.
The Somalia Water for Rural Resilience Project, known as "Barwaaqo" and builds on the Biyoole project, comes at a critical time when Somalia is facing an unprecedented multi-season drought and worsening food insecurity.
"Our president comes to get in touch with the people, his own people, to see how they are doing and what issues they have and how he can address the issues that they have in town here," said Ahmed.