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Somali gov’t to probe case of missing female SPY agent

MOGADISHU (SD) – A three-member taskforce will investigate the disappearance of Ms. Ikran Tahlil Farah, female intelligence official who went missing three weeks, Somalia’s Attorney General confirmed Tuesday.

In a statement, the office has appointed officials drawn from AG’s office, the police and National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA).

The office directed the NISA agency to work with the appointed officials.

According to the statement, the family of the Farah had lodged case at the country’s military court.

“The Office of the Prosecutor of the Armed Forces has accepted the opening of the case file submitted by the relatives of the missing NISA official, Ikraan Tahliil,” the statement reads in part.

Ms. Farah, 23, disappeared on 26th of last month as the country was marking its independence.

She was reportedly last seen as she boarded an unidentified car from her home near the NISA headquarters in Mogadishu.

Her neighbour had claimed that she had received a call before she left and boarded a car outside her home at about 8 pm local time in the fateful night.

Early this month, Two-time director-general of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA)  Abdullahi Ali Sanbalolshe said Ms. Farah may be in possession of a list of Somali youth who were clandestinely sent to Eritrea for supposed military training.

“Some people told me that she has the record of the soldiers who were being sent to Eritrea. There could also be other sensitive information that she was in possession,” Sanbalolshe said. He confirmed that he recruited the sleuth during his tenure at the agency.

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