In an ongoing shake up of the police force, Puntland president Abdullahi Deni has announced new changes that also reach out to investigative agencies.
Deni removed Nugal Regional Police Commander Mohamed Aden Jama and Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF) deputy director Ahmed Yusuf Ahmed.
The regional police command units were also affected in the changes which come barely a week after the state police boss Hassan Abdi Yare was relieved of his duties.
Bari police commandant Hussein Ali Mohamud was moved to Bari region while General Abdulkadir Jama Dirir who has been the head of the presidential guard will now become the Bari regional police commandant.
Brigadier General Warsame Ahmed Shirwa now becomes the head of the Bosaso port police while Mohamud Silal Omar was tapped to be deputy of the Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF).
Brigadier General Omar Abdi Elmi was appointed as the head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).