It’s never too early to introduce
palace intrigue to a nascent government. Somalia’s president has
been in office just a little more than six months, and he’s already
reportedly sacked his intelligence chief.
From Garowe Online:
Somalia’s intelligence chief Ahmed Moallim Fiqi has
been sacked by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who appointed an
interim intelligence chief, Garowe Online reports.
Mr. Fiqi claimed at a media conference in Mogadishu on Monday that
he has resigned as national intelligence boss, but sources say he
held the press conference after receiving information that
President Hassan appointed an interim intelligence chief.
Also on Monday, President Hassan told Radio Mogadishu that he
appointed an interim intelligence chief after Mr. Fiqi “resigned”
from his post.
Sources in Mogadishu tell Garowe Online that Mr. Fiqi has been
accused of “extrajudicial killings” in Mogadishu, after a number of
dead bodies were discovered. Some of the dead bodies were young men
apprehended by security services days prior to their deaths, the
Mr. Fiqi has also been accused of involvement in the killing of an
intelligence official in Mogadishu’s Yaaqshiid
If you like extrajudicial killings so much–ah, forget it.
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