Mogadishu, June 5 2016,
For Immediate press release
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the murder of a female Somali Journalist in Mogadishu on Sunday 5th of June 2016, the latest in a series of attacks against the press in Somalia.
The incident happened around 2:30 , minutes after Sagal Salad Robleh came out from her university in Hodan neighborhood. Sagal has been working for the state run radio Mogadishu. She was confirmed dead on spot after armed men with pistols shot her several bullets on the chest and head. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible and calls for the Somali government to probe the incident urgently and bring the justice the culprits who behind the killing of an innocent female journalist.
“On behalf of NUSOJ, I am strongly condemning the assassination of Sagal Osman Robleh and I urge the Somali security agencies to launch urgent investigations relating to the shocking killing in a daylight and in a public place in the capital .” Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu the new elected General of NUSOJ said.
Sagal Osman was a prominent and active female journalist who was a role model for many young journalists and today we confess that we lost a brave girl who immolated herself for the serving of our nation. “I send my sincere condolences to the families and friends of late Sagal Osman and ask Allah to award her to heaven in the last day,
Late Hinda Haji Mohamed becomes the first journalist killed in this 2016 and fourth journalist were killed in Somalia last year .
We share with the sadness families and friends of late Sagal Salad and we journalists have to stand our unity, defend our rights and work together with harmony to achieve getting save environment in which we can work freely . Mahir Jama Aden Chairman of NUSOJ Supreme Council said.