SOMALIA: Information Minister calls journalists to take care of their security after visiting wounded radio reporter
Mogadishu (RBC) The Information Minister of Somalia Federal Government Mustaf Dhuhulow has today called the journalists to be vigilant and take care of their security during the ongoing campaign against Al Shabab, RBC Radio reports.
“We call the journalists to take care of their security especially these days as ongoing security operations are in place.” Mr Dhuhulow told reporters during his visit to a wounded radio reporter at Daru Shifa Hospital in Mogadishu.
He said the ongoing security operations are very high these days and my result in confrontations between the security forces ad the armed groups, as he reminded the journalists to take preventive measures and make risk assessment before they go to cover on the ongoing operations.
The Information Minister Mustaf Dhuhulow accompanied by his deputy minister Abdullahi Olad Roble and the Secretary General of the National Union of Somali Journalists [NUSOJ] Mohamed Ibrahim together visited the hospital where a radio broadcaster Ahmed Sa’id Ahmed was admitted due to critical injuries he has sustained from Friday’s terrorist attack on Villa Somalia.
“As we have promised earlier, We are committed to make sure to an end of impunity, and all the killers of the journalists will be arrested and put to the justice.”Minister Dhuhulow added.
The journalist Ahmed Said Ahmed, who worked at Kulmiye Radio, was seriously wounded after blast ripped off near the presidential palace on Friday’s attack while he was trying to cover the story of the blast. Mr. Ahmed’s body was burned down, in addition, his right hand suffers dual fractures, flying shrapnel that entered his chest.