Special forces have been deployed on roads in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, as Somali opposition parties plan to hold a protest against President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.
President Farmajo’s tenure in office ended last week but the incumbent is yet to vacate his office or select a successor.
Opposition parties want the President to leave office but there has been a total disagreement on how to proceed with the election.
The government says militiamen allied to the opposition on Thursday night attacked army positions in Mogadishu at a hotel close to the Presidential Palace.
President Farmajo is expected to hold a meeting with Somalia’s five regional presidents as part of efforts to end the gridlock.