Cabinet Approves Replacement Of Mogadishu Stabilization Force By Civil Defence Forces

The Somalia cabinet on Thursday approved a resolution that will see the controversial Mogadishu Stabilization Force replaced by the Civil Defence Forces.

The Civil Defence Forces also known as the 14th Oct battalion is headed by the Police Commander and will now be in charge of the security of the Somali capital.

Somali Parliamentarians had in the past questioned the legality of the MSF a force not recognised by thhe constitution.

MSF established in Jjne 2017 was headed by National Intelligence Agency NISA Chief Sadiq John

It is made up of 500 police officers, 500 NISA intelligence officers and 500 military officers.