SOMALIA: Government condemns attack against Somali journalist in Mogadishu
Mogadishu (RBC) Somali Federal Government on Tuesday condemned the assassination attempt against a Somali journalist working with Universal satellite TV station in Mogadishu who was shot and wounded by unidentified armed men in Wadajir district of Mogadishu, RBC Radio reports.
“We are strongly condemning this attack like any other barbaric attacks against journalists,” Ridwan Haji Abdiweli, Somali cabinet spokesman said.
“We call the Wadajir officials to launch urgent investigation on this case.” he added.
Somali cabinet spokesman also mentioned that the government do its best to secure the town but he said local officials must protect the citizens including the journalists in Mogadishu.
“We ask Wadajir district officials to protect the journalists.” he said.
The spokesman confirmed that police were trying to search the perpetrators despite nobody was arrested yet.
Early on Tuesday gunmen driving a car shot and wounded the journalist Mohamud Mohamud Timacadde, 26 shortly after he left his home at Wadajir district in Mogadishu.
The journalists escaped with serious injuries and is being admitted at Medina Hospital.
In a statement released today, The National Union of Somali Journalists [NUSOJ] said it is shocked by the heinous assassination attempt against the journalist.
“We call urgent investigation to all attacks against the media people. Perpetrators of crime must not go at large now.” NUSOJ Secretary-General Mohamed Ibrahim said.