Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi ‘sacks 18 military generals’

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo appears to have has fired 18 military generals.

A military source close to Villa Somalia – the presidential palace – has told local media that only four out of the 22 generals in the army, were spared.

Mr Farmajo intends to inject fresh blood into the military ranks as part of his ongoing security reforms.

Mr Farmajo has moved his office to the Ministry of Defence to monitor the changes he is making to the armed forces.