With the Commandos, Ayman created a unit nominally attached to the #SAA, but wholly independent from its chain of command through bribing the SAA officers attached to it and buying their personal loyalties.
The ego and bravado of the brothers seeped into to their loyal top lieutenants. Amongst themselves, they started boasting about their power, influence and ability to rule the coastal areas.
But money was flowing and business booming from both legal and illegal businesses. Their largesse and investment in people paid off and they accrued an immense loyalty among their men.
Ibrahim and Mohammad were to be stripped of all their power trappings.