Djibouti (SD) – Former Somali intelligence chief Fahad Yassin, now national security adviser to President Farmajo, was due to return to Mogadishu yesterday.
Reports from Djibouti say that all the passengers on a Turkish Airlines plane, including former NISA director Fahad Yassin, have been returned to Turkey.
Djibouti’s Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf confirmed that all those on board had been repatriated to Djibouti.
“All the passengers on the Turkish Airways flight to Mogadishu today will return to Istanbul for another flight to Mogadishu.” Said Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf.
President Farmajo’s spokesman said in a statement posted on his Facebook page this morning that the Djiboutian government had arrested former NISA director Fahad Yassin.
“Federal Republic of Somalia condemns unlawful detention of National Security Adviser to H.E @M_Farmaajo by Djiboutian authority at Djibouti airport. Such acts will not help to strengthen our ties between our governments.” Tweeted President Farmajo.
Fahad Yassin is scheduled to attend a national security conference recently announced by President Farmajo to report on the assassination of Ikraan Tahliil.
Fahad Yassin has been absent from Mogadishu since his ouster, him and other NISA officials are suspected of involvement in the assassination of Ikraan Tahliil, a NISA officer.
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