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Interior ministry orders NISA out of Mogadishu airport

MOGADISHU (SD) – Interior Security Minister, Abdullahi Sheikh Nuur on Saturday directed all plain-clothed NISA agents operating within the premeters of Aden Adde International Airport to vacate the facility.

In a statement, the minister said the directive doesn’t apply to security forces stationed at the enterances of the airport.

The minister ordered NISA officials to transfer the responsibility to the police officers at the airport. 

According to the letter, the complaints against the spy agents had been increasing in recent months.

The move comes days after Nuur demanded the agency produce report on the fate of former Al-Shabaab deputy leader Mukhtar Robow.

NISA acting director Yasin Farey said in a letter to Internal security minister Abdullahi Nur said Robow receives a $7,000 monthly stipend and is currently pursuing a masters degree.

Robow told VOA Somali Service in October that he was sick.

Farey also said Robow had not met conditions for release since he had not denounced extremism. Robow surrendered to government forces in Baidoa in August 2017 and later plunged into politics.

Robow was first arrested in 2018 after declaring his candidature for the Southwest presidential seat.

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