Exclusive: Senior Somali government officials to lose their jobs due to the ONLF saga


Mogadishu (UM) – Confidential sources obtained by Ummadda Media indicate that senior Somali officials are due to lose their jobs as result of the recent hand-over of Abdikarim Sheikh Muse better known as (Qalbi-dhagax). This source suggests that officials whose responsibilies directly fall under the handling of the ONLF official will have to bear the brunt.

There is outrage in Somalia following the reported transfer of a citizen to neighbouring Ethiopia. The detention and subsequent transfer of Mr. Abdikarin Sheikh Muse of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has been labelled as a breach of national and international laws, and at worse loss of confidence between the government and its citizens, amounting to in culpable damage that can only be resolved by formal resignations of those officials involved.

Reports of his transfer to Ethiopia started early this week but was confirmed by ONLF in a statement issued on Thursday. The statement directly accused Somali government of complicity in the transfer.

The emerging sources of resignations likely to take place very soon are designed to contain the damage inflicted by the alleged hand-over of the ONLF official to Ethiopia.