MOGADISHU (SD) – Former Somali National Security and Intelligence Chief Fahad Yasin Haji Dahir, in a recent interview with Gayland Media has denied allegations that he was involved in the assassination of Ikraan Tahliil.
Fahad Yassin said the killing of Ikraan Tahliil had nothing to do with NISA at the time, and pointed out that the assassination was carried out in collaboration with government officials and foreign countries in order to tarnish NISA’s image.
Fahad Yassin said Ikran Tahlil’s assassination was orchestrated by the office of Prime Minister Roble and that the plot involved the new NISA commander Mahad Salad and and Deputy Information Minister Al Adala.
“The girl was taken in a car owned by lawmaker Mahad Salad. The car was taken to Dar es Salaam, a neighborhood in Mogadishu where the wealthiest people live. she was taken to Lower Shabelle, near Jilib and killed there,” said Fahad Yasin Haji Dahir.
Fahad Yassin also said that when Ikraan Tahliil was handed over to Al Shabaab, her assassination was ordered by an Al Shabaab leader named Mahad Karate, whom he linked to Mahad Salad.
Former NISA commander Fahad Yassin said that the foreign powers involved in the Ikraan Tahliil assassination saying two governments were involved, declining to name them.
Fahad Yassin said Ikraan Tahlil’s case placed him in serious danger, pointing out that he was detained in Djibouti when he wanted to report to the National Consultative Assembly on the killing of Ikraan Tahlil.
NISA has previously claimed that Ikran Tahlil was killed by Al Shabaab, but militant group has denied the allegation.
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