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Who is Somalia's new Police Commander?

Saturday January 28, 2023


Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's police chief was sacked on Thursday following a unanimous decision by Somalia's cabinet.

General Abdi Hassan Hijar was fired after leading Somalia's police force since 2019. His successor, General Sulub Ahmed Firn, officially took over on Friday.

Before his appointment, Gen. Ahmed had been the federal Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation.

The high-level security shuffle came days after Al Shabaab attacked the Banadir Regional Administration headquarters, which houses the Mogadishu Mayor's office, killing at least six people. 

Somalia has launched a military offensive against the Al Qaeda-linked militant insurgency group Al Shabaab with the support of clan militias, and US drone strikes. 


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