Somalia’s new spy chief fired 1,500 intelligence officers

Move could leave Somalia exposed in run up to elections.
General Gafow who was intelligence officer during the Somalia’s military government has been appointed few months ago to be leader of this agency. New Somali federal government re-established the national intelligence service National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA). It was called National Security Service (NSS) was the primary intelligence agency of Somalia under the government of Siad Barre. Headquartered in Mogadishu, it existed from 1970 to 1990, when it was formally abolished. In 2013,
He vowed to reform the inelegance agency and fire 1,500 intelligence officers including high ranking officers in a new major shakeup of the country’s spy [network].
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