Somali spy chief Fahad Yasin.
Somali National Security and Intelligence Chief Fahad Yasin, who has returned to Mogadishu, responded to Prime Minister Roble’s order to report on Ikran Tahlil Farah’s case.
Roble said yesterday that he was not satisfied with NISA’s claim that Al-Shabab had killed Ikran Tahlil, a female NISA member, and demanded that NISA provide a full report on the case within 48 hours.
In a letter to Roble, obtained by Somali Times, Fahad demanded that the national security committee be convened to report back. The council includes President Farmajo, Roble, army commanders, security, defense ministers and regional leaders.
Fahad said in a letter to Roble, ”We are carrying out your order and keeping in mind the sensitive case of Ikran Tahlil, who has become a national figure, fulfilling our national security responsibilities, and understanding that this incident is directly and indirectly related to offices and agencies. We respectfully request that you, as a member of the government, have the right to know the facts of this incident and the information contained in the report you requested from us.”
“The National Security and Intelligence Agency has sent a formal request to the President to allow us to convene a meeting of the National Security Council, as he is the chairman of the National Security Council, and the Commander of the Armed Forces,” Fahad said.
It is not clear why Fahad refused to provide the report to Roble, but it is possible that it was a ploy by other members of the national security committee to seek support and be satisfied with the report, which could push Roble aside.
Fahad Yasin seeking to sow discord within the government. He also said he and President Farmajo may be aware of the committee’s plans.