Mohamed Hasan Abdullahi

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Mohamed Hasan Abdullahi
Nickname(s) Jidhif
Born Gabiley District, Somalia
Allegiance  Somaliland
Service/branch Military of Somaliland
Years of service 2011 - 2012
Rank General
Commands held Chief of Staff

General Mohamed Hasan Abdullahi (Somali: Maxamed Xasan Cabdullaahi) also known as "Jidhif" was Chief of Staff of Somaliland Armed Forces. He hails from the sub clan Sa'ad Muse of Isaaq[citation needed] and was born in the Gabiley District of Somalia. In the 80's he joined the Somali National Movement. Before being appointed Chief of Staff he was head of Mercy Corps in Somaliland.

Chief of Staff[edit]

He was appointed Chief of Staff of Somaliland Armed Forces in a presidential decree by Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo on 11 December 2011. He succeeded General Nuh Ismail Tani. On 9 February 2012, Abdullahi was sacked due to the inability of Somaliland Armed Forces' to take control of Buuhoodle from forces loyal to the then newly established Khatumo State[1]


  1. ^ JD Somaliland President Sacks Military Chief SomaliaReport, February 09, 2012, accessed February 10, 2012