Top Somaliland officers’ in both government and security forces had been falsely represented on Facebook to insult other top statesman that reached as high as the Head of State.
People whose names and the names of immediate family member names used on Facebook included the Republic of Somaliland Minister for Justice, Hussein Ahmed Aideed, the Commander-in-Chief of Somaliland Police Forces, Brigadier General, Abdullahi Fadal Iman, and the Chairman of the Ruling Party, Kulmiye, Musa Behi Abdi.
The names of the Party Chairman and the Police General have been used, where the name of a daughter of the Justice Minister was the page used to vilely attack the State and its leaders on Facebook.
Abusive language, photos and insulting remarks had been used by the impostors to try force a rift among government ranks.
Close aides to the wronged officers believe that the attempts are more than puerile pranks going wrong.
“The attempts are politically motivated and have more sinister intentions,” one of them said.
“I have never used the Facebook in person,” general Fadal said.
All three officers stated that they do not use the Facebook directly, and, as such, completely distance themselves from what have been posted on their names.