UN chief in Somalia to brief UN Security Council

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The UN ambassador to Somalia, Nicholas Haysom will be briefing to UN Security Council on Somalia situation on Thursday, days after he was ordered to leave from Somalia.

Haysom was expelled over questioning about the arrest of an extremist group defector-turned-political candidate, Mukhtar Robow in Baidoa, a town lies about 250km southwest of Mogadishu.

The U.N. Security Council meeting was scheduled to discuss on the Horn of Africa nation.

Haysom will explain about the legal basis of last month’s arrest of Mukhtar Robow. He was a deputy leader of the al-Shabab Islamic extremist group but defected in 2017.

The expulsion of Haysom will also be focused the discussion.

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