Somalia’s PM Summons Intelligence Boss for Explanation over Spy’s Death

Somalia PM

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble on Saturday ordered the chief of the National Intelligence Agency Fahad Yasin, one of the country’s most powerful politicians, to give a comprehensive report on the disappearance of a female spy within 48 hours.

In a video shared online, the Prime Minister said the agency’s explanation that Ikran Tahlil had fallen into Al-Shabaab’s hands before being killed was “unsatisfactory”, adding that the case had been handled “inappropriately”.

It has come just a day after the Al-Qaeda-aligned militant group Al-Shabaab distanced itself from the murder of the young female spy.

In a press conference held on Saturday night, Ikran’s mother said her daughter had received threats from a top intelligence official Abdullahi Kulane Jiis weeks before she disappeared and pointed finger at the spy chief Fahad Yasin, mocking claims by security officials that the young woman might have been kidnapped by Al-Shabaab.

Mr Roble gave the spy chief a 48-hour ultimatum to provide a comprehensive report about the death of Ikran Tahlil, who was one of his closest aides, whose disappearance has triggered outrage across the country.

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