Sunday September 5, 2021
Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble, has sacked Fahad Yasin, Director General of the National Security and Intelligence Agency (NISA), on Sunday and has appointed Bashir Mohamed Gobe as the agency's interim director.
The sacking comes barely a day after the PM gave Fahad Yasin a 48hr ultimatum to produce a report on the death of a female spy, Ikran Tahlil.
Fahad Yasin reportedly called for a National Security Council shortly before he was sacked so he could properly explain how Ikran Tahlil went missing.
Tahlil was a cybersecurity expert with NISA. The intelligence agency announced on Friday that Ikran was murdered by the militant insurgency group Al-Shabaab.
Al-Shabaab immediately denied the government's claim.
The PM met with Tahlil's family earlier on Sunday, including her mother Qali Mohamud Guhad, and reportedly promised the family justice.
The PM''s directive instructs everyone at NISA to assist Gobe as he takes over leadership. The PM also asked Somalia's Attorney General, Suleyman Mohamed, to open a formal investigation into Ikran's demise.