Mogadishu (HAN) AUGUST 16.2018. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. General Dahir Adan Elmi has been reappointed as the Commander of the Somali National Army by President Farmajo. President Farmajo has announced a reshuffle of the top security heads on Thursday changes made to the Villa Somalia.
Abdalla Mohamed Abdalla and Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur have both been sacked from their posts as deputy spy chiefs.
Fahad Yasin’s has been appointed to the Deputy of NISA from Director General of Villa Somalia.
General Dahir Adan Elmi Career
On 13 March 2013, Elmi was appointed Chief of Army at a transfer ceremony in Mogadishu, where he replaced General Abdulkadir Sheikh Dini. Abdirisaq Khalif Hussein served as Elmi’s Deputy Army Chief.
Elmi’s term as Chief of Army ended on 25 June 2014, when he and his deputy General Hussein were transferred by presidential decree to other positions. The shuffle was part of a larger major national security reform. Elmi was succeeded as Chief of Army by General Abdullahi Anod, the former commander of the presidential guard unit, with General Abdullahi Osman Agey concurrently appointed as the new Deputy Chief of Army