By: Yusuf M Hasan
ERIGAVO (Somalilandsun) – Abdirizaq Haji Mahmud is the new Sanaag regional intelligence officer based in the capital Erigavo.
This follows the firing of former director of intelligence in the Country’s easternmost region Abdirahman “Inda Kuraraad’ courtesy of the Somaliland spy Chief Abdirahman Jama Botaan ‘Irro’.
While the incoming Sanaag regional spy chief is an experienced operative whose service begun during the reign of late Siyad Barre, reason behind the firing of his predecessor are yet to be divulged.
The Sanaag regional intelligence directorate is a core one in the country’s security in lieu of the long stretch and porous border the region share with Somalia’s Puntland and more so as per the rampant profusion of terrorist elements allied to Al-Qaeda.