Islamist commander surrendered himself to Somali government authorities in Beledwayne town on Wednesday.

Senior Al-Shabaab commander reportedly surrendered to Somali government troops in Central Somalia of the Hiiraan region, KNN reports on Wednesday.

His name was identified as Bishar Muumin. His role in Al- Shabaab is not clear yet,  but Somali officials said he used to be an important figure in Al-Shabaab elements in central Somalia.

Senior Somali government commander Taredishe said the defected Islamist commander came up with two Ak47 rifles and ammo.

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