Mogadishu (RBC) The National union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the murder of a somali journalist whose body was found at Suuqa Xoolaha neighborhood in Mogadishu on Thursday on 27 September 2012, the latest in a string of attacks against the media and journalists bringing the number of journalists killed in Somalia to 14.
The body of Abdirahman Mohamed Ali, 26, who was working for the sports news website cataarahamaanta.com
was found beheaded at the Barwaaqo restaurant at the Suuqa xoolaha or the former animal market ob Thursday 27 September 2012 According to residents and the sports news website he was working for.
“late Abdirahman was abducted on thursday morning and was found his body on late Thursday Afternoon” said a journalist whose name withheld for security reasons .
No group has claimed the responsibility of this brutal assassination.
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns this brutal murder. The union is concerned the deteriorating safety and security of journalists marking the bloodiest year for the journalists.
“we condemn the act of cruel assasinations and targeting of journalists” Mohamed Ibrahim, Secretary General if the National union of Somali Journalists said “this campaign of violence against the media practitioners must stop.”
Several journalists have reportedly fled to Nairobi following the suicide bombing that killed three journalists at the Mogadishu cafe last Thursday followed by the assassination of Hassan Yusuf Absuge.
Late Abdurahman has become the 5th journalists killed in a week bringing the number of journalists killed to 14