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EX-NISA chief survives shooting by gov’t forces

MOGADISHU (SD) – Former head of Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), Gen. Abdirahman Mohamud Tunyare has escaped unhurt after Somali security forces opened fire on his convoy.

Addressing the media along with former SNA General, Mohamud Mohamed Koronto in Mogadishu, Tunyare said his convoy was attacked near the new residence of former Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

“The attack against my convoy happened at about 11pm in Miranayo locality of Mogadishu. I suspected it was plan to assassinate me, I am so grateful to God, I survived the attack,” he said.

He accused the government forces of being careless and unprofessional.

“The responsibility for all these happened will fall upon the commanders of these soldiers. We will not let go without accountability,” he said.

According to Mahad Salad, a Federal lawmaker, the forces who attack the convoy were Eritrea trained forces dubbed Dufaan forces.

The incident came amid the city hosting anti-Farmajo protest that happended in several parts of the capital.

The protestors were chanting “Farmajo down, we don’t want dictator.

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