President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, on Sunday, said that Boko Haram fighters were trained in Somalia before returning to Nigeria.
President Mohamud who spoke at a security conference in Germany, said “Without a stable Somalia, the whole region of the Horn of Africa will remain unstable and by and large, the African continent.
“There are proofs and evidence that (for) some time, Boko Haram has been trained in Somalia and they went back to Nigeria.
“The terrorists are so linked together, they are associated and so organised, (that) we the world we need to be so organised,” he said.
Somalia’s al Shabaab, has links to al Qaeda and wants to overthrow the Somali government and impose a harsh version of Islamic law.
It is however not clear if al Shabaab was still training Boko Haram fighters, who have pledged allegiance to Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.