Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minster of Somalia has expressed deep concern at the horrifying murder of Abdirisak Sa’id Osman, a local radio journalist.
PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has, in his letter, has condemned this deplorable act of violence and urged the Somali government to thoroughly investigate the killing of Abdirisak Sa’id Osman.
According to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Osman, a reporter for Voice of Peace was brutally attacked with a knife in Galkayo, in the Mudug region in central Somalia, on September 18.
The unidentified attackers stabbed him in the back and heart while he was walking from the radio station at around 11 pm.
Ahmed Mohamed Ali, Editor-Chief of Radio Voice of Peace said a passerby found the injured Osman and took him to Mudug Regional Hospital (MRH). The doctors operated on him but he succumbed to his injuries.
NUSOJ stated that, some local journalists believe the attack on Osman was revenge for his recent coverage of the security situation in Galkayo which was attributed to Al-Shabaab elements.