The security forces of Puntland are on high alert following intelligence reports of an imminent Al-Shabaab attack.
In a Presidential decree ref:Lr.17 June 13,2018, Puntland State leader Abdiweli Ali Gaas dismissed directors of Puntland Intelligence Agency(PIA) and the Security force of Puntland State of Somalia(PSS), Abdirisack Ise Hussein and Abdullahi Adam Mohamed respectively. The President did not appoint anyone into these positions.
So far, no reasons have been given for the firing of the two officials.
This sacking comes just hours after Puntland police warned against al-Shabaab attack in Garowe town.
Abdirahman Warsame, Puntland Police Chief, said the group was plotting attacks in Garowe town with a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED).
Early this month, heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters stormed a military base in Bali-Khadar town manned by Puntland forces.