Nov 28, 2021

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Somalia spy murder: Probe team says Nisa bosses not to blame

A committee tasked with investigating the murder of Ikram Tahlil, a spy with the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (Nisa) who went missing on June 26 this year, has concluded that their bosses have no role her death.

General Abdullahi Bulle Kamey, a member of the investigative committee and chief prosecutor of the Federal Armed Forces Court, said the team’s investigation had found no evidence linking Nisa to her disappearance and murder.

He said the committee appointed by Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble in September recorded statements by incumbent Nisa chief Colonel Yasin Abdullahi Mohamud aka Yasin Farey, former director Fahad Yasin and former Nisa chief of staff Abdullahi Adan Kullane, all of her family implicated in her death.

The perception of Nisa’s involvement in her death has been widely supported by many Somalis who are the Denounced agency and demanded justice.

But Kamey, in a statement released yesterday, said, “We (the investigators) visited Nisa headquarters in Mogadishu and had access to CCTV footage at the agency. During the investigation we hadn’t come across even the slightest piece of evidence to suggest that Nisa was involved in any way, ”added that the team had received quite a good collaboration from the espionage agency.

As the first time she found out. was missing in early September, Nisa chief Yasin issued a statement saying that Ms. Tahlil had “fallen into the hands of Al-Shabaab”. He added that she was killed by the jihadist group.

However, Al-Shabaab promptly – and unusually – came out to deny her murder.

Her family also refused the story that the terrorist group was involved.

Political crisis

The case led to a political crisis in the top leadership of Somalia and widened the gap between President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and Prime Minister Roble .

Roble had fired Nisa boss Yasin and appointed General Bashir Mohamed Gobbe as his successor. However, Farmaajo overturned the decision just hours later.

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A chirping between the Prime Minister and the President has had an impact since then The electoral process in Somalia is delaying.

At the end of October, President Farmaajo and Prime Minister Roble agreed to normalize their relations after months of tension and public disagreement.

Among other things, they agreed to that the missing spy case is left to justice.