Somalia’s Puntland leader names new presidential guards commander

The president of Puntland regional state, Said Abdullahi Deni, has appointed a new commander of the presidential guards, just a day after the former commander, Brig Gen Osman Omar Mohamed, was killed in clashes with an armed militia in the central town of Galkayo.

In a decree, President Deni appointed Abdiqadir Jama Dirir as the new presidential guards commander.

Deni also named a new police commander for Nugal region, where Galkayo lies. Mohamed Adan Jama was appointed for the position of Nugal regional police commander.