Jijiga – There are growing reports that Mustafe Cagjar has forced Ahmed Yassin to deny the existence of children who have died of starvation and thirst in the Somali region. Several people have died of starvation and thirst in Afder and Erar regions, BBC Somali Service has confirmed in an interview with the parents of two of the dead children.
In a brief interview with VOA Somali Service yesterday, Ahmed Yasin denied that any people had died of thirst in the region. Mustafe Cagjar expressed his displeasure at Ahmed Yasin’s remarks and asked him to speak to BBC Somali. Ahmed Yasin refused to give an interview to BBC Somali Service, and was later interviewed by BBC Somali this morning by a man named Abdifatah. Abdifatah’s statement was contradictory and full of uncertainty and lies.
Ahmed Yasin has rumored to have told friends that Mustafe Cagjar was pushed to deny reports by BBC Somali Service that five children had died of starvation in the Qubi district. Ahmed Yasin and Mustafe Cagjar are embroiled in an undisclosed dispute and it appears Ahmed Yasin will be fired.