10 July 2018

Somalia: Security Ministry Spokesman Sacked

The federal government of Somalia has announced it has sacked the spokeman of the internal security ministry Abdiaziz Ali Ibrahim Hildhiban days after deadly attack in Mogadishu.

In an exclusive report obtained by Radio Shabelle, Abdiaziz Hildhiban had resigned and left the job five days prior to the government announcement.

In a statement dated 5th July, the minister of security, Mohamed Abukar Islow, has confirmed the sacking of the spokesman, without providing the main reason.

However, the decision came after Abdiaziz Hildhiban has accused the government of failing its security plan in Mogadishu after Otto Otto attack which left 20 dead.

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