Mohamed Abshir Muse

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Mohamed Abshir Muse (Somali: Maxamed Abshir Muuse, Arabic: محاميد أبشير موسى), (1 July 1926 – 25 October 2017) also known as Mahamed Abshir Musa, was a well known Somali military person. He was active from 1940s to 1950s. He served General and the first Commander of the Somali Police Force.[1] He was trained at the Carabinieri, Italy's national military training base.[2]

Muse resigned in 1969 from his job at the police force. He was later jailed by the military dictator Siad Barre for speaking out against the regime.[3]

Muse died on 25 October 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota aged 91.[4]

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  1. Jama, Hassan Ali (2005). Who cares about Somalia : Hassan's ordeal reflections on a nation's future (1. ed.). Berlin: Schiler. ISBN 3-89930-075-0.
  2. Mohamed, Hassan. "The Puntland Experience" (PDF). RadioDaljir. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  3. Yahya, Mahamud M. "In Siyaad Barre's Prison: A Brief Recollection". Macalester College.
  4. "Somalia's 1st Police chief dies in U.S. At 91".

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