SOMALIA: President Hassan Sheikh names new Intelligence Chief

Published: July 10, 2014

sanbaloolsheThe president of the federal government of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Wednesday named a new Director for the National Intelligence Service as part of reshuffle to reform the security institutions after Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh sacked the police and intelligence chiefs due to security failures.

Abdullahi Mohamed Ali (Sanbalolshe) is appointed as the new Director for the National Intelligence Service replacing Bashir Mohamed Jama’ (Gobe), who was sacked following Tuesday night’s attack against the presidential palace.

The new director served as the minister for national security in the transitional federal government of Somalia led by Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, and he is currently the Somali ambassador to the United Kingdom.