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Prime Minister Roble meets with the newly appointed spy chief and military commanders

Tuesday September 7, 2021

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble met with the Commanders of the Armed Forces and the newly appointed Director-General of the National Security and Intelligence Agency in his office on Monday as rifts within the nation's executive branch begin to emerge.

A government spokesman said the meeting was held to strengthen national security, protect citizens' rights, electoral security, and counter-terrorism operations.

During the meeting, PM Roble directed the Armed Forces courts to conduct an immediate investigation into the case of Ikraan Tahalil Farah, who NISA previously said to have been killed by Al Shabaab.

The Prime Minister instructed the new interim Director-General of NISA, Gen. Bashir Mohamed Gobe, and police commanders to assist one another in carrying out its duties.

The meeting comes as President Farmajo publicly rejected the dismissal of his political confidante and NISA director Fahad Yassin and directed him to resume his duties.

The latest rift between Somalia's top two government officials risks a potential power struggle as Somalia hopes to hold long-delayed elections.


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