Dalsan Radio (Mogadishu)

9 July 2014

Somalia: Abdiweli Reshuffles Security Docket After Al Shabaab Presidential Attack

Photo: Stuart Price/UN
A pickup truck carrying soldiers of the Somali National Army.

Somali prime minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has sacked the police commissioner and the director of Somali intelligence following Al Shabaab militant group attack on the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu.

Mohamed Sheik Ismail and Mohamed Abdullahi Hamud are the new police commissioner and interim intelligence chief respectively after a letter from PM Abdiweli office immediately sacked both police commissioner and intelligence director.

Khalif Ahmed Ergo was also appointed as the new internal security minister with immediate effect after former minister Abdullahi Gulet resigned months ago.

The PM has also instructed various police chiefs in Banadir province which the city is part of to work together to improve the security of the capital Mogadishu.

The PM move comes following Al Shabaab militant group assault on the heavy fortified Mogadishu presidential palace famously known as Villa Somalia on Tuesday.

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