The officers were seen leading him to the streets of Garowe where he greeted enthusiasts who had gathered to receive him to the town.
Today Somalia is considered a useful strategic base for the US military; a good point from which to launch operations in the region.
U.S. has about 700 troops in troubled eastern African nation. Al-Shabaab could benefit from the planned troop reduction.
He got promoted to a regional level representing his home Hiiraan region in the 1979 regional football tournament.
The UNCF will replace a similar, previous agreement – the UN Strategic Framework (UNSF) – which expires at the end of this year.
At that time, Addis Ababa and Cairo were wrangling over the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam along the Blue Nile.