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Puntland President reinstates police commander in defiance of his deputy

Storyline:National News

Puntland state president Abdiweli Ali Gaas has reinstated police commander Colonel Abdiqadir Shire Farah Erig a week after he was sent home by deputy president Abdihakim Omar Amey .

“This document informs all the related departments the permission of duty resumption of Puntland’s Police Commander Colonel Abdiqadir Shire Farah Erig with immediate effect from 7th October 2017,” a statement from the presidency read.

The state official document was signed by the state president Abdiweli Ali Gaas.

The circumstances surrounding Erig’s firing by deputy president remain unknown. The deputy president also announced last week Puntland would not be attending the state leaders conference in Kismayu only to be overruled by Gaas affirming his attendance this week. The cabinet also confirmed the state will be participating in the meeting which was set for Sunday.