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Puntland police commissioner sacked, placed under house arrest

Storyline:National News, Security

Puntland police Abdikadir Shire Farah has been sacked and put under house arrest through a state presidential decree.

Commander Farah is accused of drawing a pistol during a fist fight with Nugal province commissioner Omar Abdullahi Faraweyne and as a result injuring his deputy Guled Farah Bile two days ago in a hotel located Garowe town during a meeting on security matters.

The  incident was witnessed by senior Puntland officials including the state security minister as well as the head of state anti-terrorism unit.

The decree stated that commander Farah is stopped from his position and placed under house arrest with immediate effect until further notice by Puntland state leader.