GOOBJOOG NEWS|DJIBOUTI: Djibouti’s Finance Minister Ilyas Dawaleh has said his government will be releasing an official communication ‘shortly’ regarding the arrest of Somalia’s National Security Advisor Fahad Yasin.
In a response to a tweet from Villa Somalia Communications Director Abdirashid Hashi condemning the arrest, Dawaleh said it was ‘better to find out the reality’ dismissing Hashi’s remarks as baseless and inappropriate.
Villa Somalia confirmed Yasin, a close ally of Farmaajo and a chief architect of the Farmaajo presidency who was recently picked to the National Security docket was arrested in Djibouti Friday. Sources said Yasin was picked by police as the plane he was in from Turkey landed in Djibouti.
Sources further indicated Somali authorities requested their counterparts in Djibouti to arrest Yasin for ‘attempts to mobilise security forces’ in Mogadishu.
Yasin’s arrest signals a crucial turning point for Farmaajo’s stay in Villa Somalia and will likely spark off another round of tussles with PM Mohamed Roble.
More to follow.