Somali journalists’ union on Wednesday condemned the murder of a radio reporter who was among ten killed in crossfire between the African Union peacekeepers (AMISOM) and Al-Shabaab terror group in Afgoye town.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said Jacfar Ali Daacad who works for Dayah FM radio in Afgoye was hit by a bullet during an exchange fire between AMISOM and Al-Shabaab fighters.

“Bullets hit him on the head. He was rushed to Madina hospital in Mogadishu but he was immediately pronounced dead,” Mohamed Ali Zaad, the deputy director of Dayah radio said.

AU peacekeepers patrolling the Afgoye corridor were ambushed by the militants, sparking a heavy exchange fire on Wednesday.

“The National Union of Somali Journalists condemns this heinous murder against our colleague journalist in the strongest terms possible and call the Somali authorities to probe and bring the perpetrators to justice,” said Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, NUSOJ Secretary General.

Daacad was a producer and newscaster for the privately-owned FM radio named Dayah radio based in Afgoye.

At least four journalists lost their lives in the Oct. 14 truck bombing in which some 358 people were killed and more than 200 others injured. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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