Reliable sources have confirmed to KnowAfrika that the Government of Qatar has begun education Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) forces.
According to the sources, about 14 NISA officers from 4 special devices have been present process education for the last two weeks in the Qatari capital, Doha.
The officers present process the training, who include one woman, had been chosen by using NISA’s Deputy Director who is additionally the Acting NISA Director, Fahad Yasin.
One of the officers present process the training, who expressed skepticism about the training, spoke to KnowAfrika.
“We have been booked at Hotel Hyatt Regency. Qatari officers come to visit us and go with some of our colleagues who are back late at night.
The others, together with me, are given a education of one to two hours in the morning by retired Western officials.
The education given to us is simply a ordinary one after which we are free to go,” the officer instructed Somaliaffairs on circumstance of anonymity.
The Qatari authorities has in recent years been deeply involved in Somali’s protection agencies, especially NISA and the armed forces.
The New York Times has recently published a report which linked the Government of Qatar to bombings in Somalia.
As a result, many Somalis have expressed challenge over what they termed Qatar’s suspicious activities in Somalia.