Al-Shabaab in big retreat as offensive advances in central Somalia
The Somali-Canadian military colonel replaces Abbas Yaqub, a close ally of former NISA director Fahad Yasin who was fired last year by PM Roble for his role in a high-profile assassination of Ikran Tahlil Farah.
Both Yasin Farey, who replaced Fahad after he was dismissed by PM Roble in September last year over the murder case and Abdullahi Kulane has joined the new parliament to escape from prosecution.
Yasin, who is Qatar’s man in Somalia travels frequently to Doha as he tries to continue his influence in Mogadishu. He is currently serving as national security advisor to Farmajo.
He was awarded a candidate certificate on Monday after registering in his constituency in Dhusamareeb, central Somalia.
The girl who was disappeared in June this year has worked as the cyber-security expert of the notorious Intelligence agency since 2017.
Tahlil was NISA’s cybersecurity expert for three years and she was abducted on June 26 of this year. After months of her disappearance, the spy agency said last month she was killed by Al-Shabaab.
The country was marred by recurrent political crises that led to a setback to the state-building efforts and holding a peaceful and time election at the end of Farmajo's term.
On 13 September 2021, Farmajo made another tactic as he set up a team which was headed by Somalia’s Attorney General to investigate the disappearance of the NISA’s cybersecurity expert.
The high-profile investigation has been facing challenges as those accused of being behind the murder enjoy impunity and protection from justice by Farmajo.
Qali Mohamud Guhad, the mother of the murdered girl has thanked the minister for supporting their fight for justice, asking the public to show solidarity with Ikran, who went missing on 26th June 2021.
The family of the slain NISA officer filled a lawsuit against Fahad Yasin and three other senior spy officials blamed for the assassination of Ikran Tahlil.
The ex-NISA chief is the prime suspect in the murder case of senior intelligence officer Ikran Tahlil that sparked the worst political crisis in Somalia.