MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News) – Over One thousand officers from the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), have been merged into Somali Police in a move that will pave the way for far-reaching changes in the administration and command in security forces.
Slightly over 1,700 NISA officers will leave their initial core duties including covert operations and collection data through intelligence to join police to main law and order.
The aim of merging the section of NISA officers into the police force is to come up with new structural reforms to tightened the security of the country.
Following a directive from the cabinet which ordered heads of the agency to merge the armed section of the agency into Police forces, the deputy director of NISA, Fahad Yasin handed over the officers to the police chief.
“Acting on the directive from the Council of Ministers, the deputy director of the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) has handed over 1727 officers (who will be merged into the police force). He also handed over 25 vehicles including 13 technical vehicles to the police chief,” reads a statement issued by the office of the deputy director of NISA, Fahad Yasin.
According to sources privy to the development, the move is intended to eliminate overlap and duplicate functions, the new framework will assign specific and distinct functions to the police chief.
NISA will on its part be responsible for the collection, analysis, and exploitation of information in support of law enforcement, national security, military, and foreign policy objectives.