Tuesday May 31, 2022
Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's new intelligence chief appointed Muhyadin Warba Shador, as the agency's Banadir commander, according to a statement from the director of NISA, Mahad Mohamed Salad.It is Shador's second time being appointed to the position. General Bashir Mohamed Jama (Goobe), the PM-appointed NISA chief, tapped Shador in mid-September at the height of the Ikran Tahlil political fall-out between Somalia's executive leadership, when he was briefly the acting spy chief.
This appointment signals that the new guard will be looking to implement significant reforms at the embattled spy agency.
Mahad Salad, a lawmaker in Somalia's Lower House, was appointed as NISA's new director last Thursday by recently elected Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Salad is a strong ally of the President who was critical of NISA's former leadership, including former director Fahad Yasin, who headed the agency during the Farmajo administration.