MOGADISHU, Somalia – An elite staff intently linked to former Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has launched a smear marketing campaign towards the brand new chief Hassan Sheikh.
Using social media, the group dubbed “CBB” unfold propaganda about Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s current journey to Eritrea, the place he visited 5,000 troopers uncared for by Farmajo.
There got here a time when the recruits’ dad and mom blamed Farmajo and his entourage for sending their sons to Tigray final 12 months to combat alongside Ethiopian and Eritrean forces towards the TPLF.
Their intention seems to be to defend former President Farmajo’s determination to secretly ship the schoolchildren to Eritrea for clandestine coaching in Eritrea, a rustic beneath dictatorship and sanctions.
On his journey to Asmara, Hassan Sheikh excluded military commanders from his delegation and took Abdirisak who was a detailed ally of Fahad Yasin as he performed a function in recruiting the boys.
Upon his return, President Hassan Sheikh met the dad and mom at Villa Somalia to tell them that their youngsters are alive and raised in Eritrea. He promised their fast return.
A supply informed Axadlethat Farmajo cronies are attempting to mislead the general public with false info they’re spreading on social media concerning the present president’s go to to Eritrea.
Farmajo was accused of intentionally avoiding assembly the dad and mom of the troopers and sharing with them the plight of the recruits after he repeatedly traveled to Eritrea to go to the troops.
This has created a lot doubt concerning the destiny of the troopers, prompting dad and mom to stage near-daily road protests in Mogadishu demanding the secure return of their youngsters from Farmajo.
The troopers, estimated at greater than 5 thousand, had been enrolled in facilities managed by the previous director of the National Intelligence and Security Agency [NISA] Fahad Yasin, the supply added.
During Farmajo’s tenure, his staff invested closely in social media for deceptive the general public and criticizing opposition figures deemed important to the federal government.