GAROWE (SD) – The president of Puntland state in northeastern Somalia, Saed Abdullahi Deni has appointed new governor for Nugaal region less than a week after two people including a female civilian were in the provincial headquarters of Nugaal, Garowe.
In a statement on Saturday, Deni has replaced Awil Ahmed Jabuuti with Mohamud Hassan Mohamed (Awil Matan).
Jabuuti has been serving as the governor of Nugaal region since mid April last year after Abdisalam Hassan Hirsi who was the governor of the region died.
President Saed Abdullahi Deni has directed the new governor to assume office with immediate effect.
“Following consultations with the state Minister of Interior and the Puntland Vice president, president has decided to appointed Mohamud Hassan Mohamed (Awil Matan) as the governor of Nugaal region,” the statement reads in part.
The dismissal of Jabuuti comes days after the government soldiers killed two people including a woman and a maritime police officer in Garowe town.
The deaths of the two had forced Deni to established a fact-finding and security assessing committee.
According to the a statement by Puntland leaders, the three-member committee would promote and advise on security in Garowe town.
The president directed the commission to assess and prepare report on security arrangements, the advancement of public safety plans and how to tackle drug abuse.