Journalist Wounded in Shooting in Mogadishu
Mogadishu, 25 March, 2012
National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is outraged over
the incident in which two men armed with pistols shot and wounded
a radio journalist at the Madina neighborhood of the bigger
Wadajir district on Sunday evening around 06:00pm, the latest
in a series of attacks against journalists and media workers
in recent months.
Two men armed with pistols shot and wounded Mohyadin Hasan
Mohamed, "Mohyadin Husni" , who is the head of the
News for the Shabelle Media Network,,
after returning from his work place on Sunday evening around
06:00pm, 25 March, 2012, according to Mohyadin Hasan Mohamed,
"Mohyadin Husni" who spoke with NUSOJ.
"I was passing nearby Mogadishu Cinema in Madina neighborhood
of Wadajir district, when two men armed with pistols started
shooting at me." Mohyadin Husni told NUSOJ, "Luckily,
the first shot slightly penetrated the muscle over the left
part of my chest, just close to my heart. But I am feeling good
"I escaped with my foot. I am lucky I am alive."
Mr. Husni added.
Mr. Muhyadin is well and maintains his job at the station,
radio Shabelle announced.
It is not clear the reason behind the attack and no group has
claimed the attack.
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns
the shooting incident which was an apparent assassination attempt
and calls for the concerned authorities to investigate the incident
immediately without delay.
"Journalists are working in a very difficult circumstances,
despite their bravery to continue reporting the news to the
Public and risking their lives and it is unfortunate that they
are targeted and killed." Mohamed Ibrahim, NUSOJ Secretary
General said, "We call for immediate and urgent investigation
into the shooting incident and bring the assailants to a court
"We Pray our colleague for his immediate and speedy recovery."
Mr. Ibrahim added.
On March 4, 2012 Unidentified assailants shot and killed the
Ahmed Abdi, a young journalist in his 24, near Hotel Guhaad,
on his way home after returning from his work place on Sunday
night around 10:00pm local time in the town of Galkacyo, controlled
by the Puntland authorities.