IGAD terminates notorious Colonel Gabre’s role in Somalia


Mogadishu  (UM) – Ummadda Media has learnt from insider sources that the notorious Colonel Gebre has been fired of his post by IGAD’s Executive Secretariat Mahboub Maalim.

In a letter dated 25th June and issued by (IGAD), the inter-governmental authority on Development, the Colonel’s role has been terminated as the senior political advisor to IGAD secretary effective from 25th June and hence forth was asked to surrender all IGAD’s property belongings in Somalia.

The sacked Col has been working as a senior political advisor to the IGAD secretary and was actively involved in the Somali politics under which he acquired notoriety.

The letter has not specified the reason for his sudden dismissal and whether Somali government requested, But sources have confirmed to Ummadda media that the Col was terminated together with seven other IGAD officials working in Somalia.

Col Gabreghzabher has been accused time and again of being negatively involved in Somali politics and many politicians had on many previous occasions forewarned about his perceived ‘toxic influence’ in Somali politics with no avail.

Gebra is the former general who commanded the Ethiopian forces during their invasion and subsequent occupation of Mogadishu and larger parts of south and central Somalia in 2006 after waging war against the then Islamic Courts Union (ICU).