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EXCLUSIVE: Somalia To Announce Police & NISA Chiefs After 3 Months Vacancy
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EXCLUSIVE: Somalia To Announce Police & NISA Chiefs After 3 Months Vacancy

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo is expected to announce the new Police Commander and Director of National Intelligence Service NISA three months after the positions fell vacant, Radio Dalsan has learnt. A source has reliably told Radio Dalsan that the President on Wednesday night were held in a meeting at the Villa Somalia to make a final decision on who will take up the positions. The names are expected to be presented to the cabinet for approval on Thursday. On October 29, 2017 Police Commander Abdihakim Dahir Saiid and Director General NISA Abdullah Mohamed Ali "Sanbaloolshe" were sacked following the deaths of 29 people at Mogadishu’s Nasa Hablod hotel attack barely two weeks after Somalia’s deadliest attack the Zoobe bombing where more than 500 people were killed. Pressure had been mounting on the government to replace the two positions with the expectations high from the Somali public that the new chiefs of Police and NISA will be more competent. But the government finds itself caught between adhering to the 4.5 clan considerations and competency. The Farmaajo administration has in the past been criticized of poor choice of top government officials who end up fired. “In the first year of this administration we will see three different persons heading NISA,Police  and Army. This will negatively affect the delivery of work by the officials” Jama Hirsi a political analyst told Radio Dalsan. Security analysts had questioned the 3-month delay in appointment in a country that is facing an insurgency.