Somali President Fires NISA Chief Spy

NISAOSINT SUMMARY

June 15, 2016, Somali President fired chief spy of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), Abdirahman Mohamed Tuurayre.

Tuurayre was officially removed from his post via a presidential decree on Tuesday 14th June 2016 as part of major reshuffle aimed at reforming the security institution.

Tuurayre has been replaced by Abdullahi Gafow Mohamud who is currently the director of Immigration as the interim acting head of NISA on an acting capacity.

The new spy chief has worked various roles within the General Intelligence department before he was promoted to serve as the military court chief by President Mohamud in 2014.

He becomes the fifth head of NISA since Hassan Sheikh Mohamud became Somalia’s president in 2012.

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