Published On: Thu, Aug 18th, 2016

NISA briefly shut Radio Shabelle, detain Journalists

Somali Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) forces stormed the building of Shabelle Media Network in Mogadishu on Thursday evening at 7:30pm local time.

The Radio was taken off air by NISA soldiers and arrested 5 staff members, including Desk news editor Ali Ahmed Abdulle (Ali Somali) and Mohamed Aden Onkod, a reporter.

Ali Ahmed Abdulle (Ali Somali), the head of News.
Ali Ahmed Abdulle (Ali Somali), the head of News.

NISA troops set free Three staffers during the shut down of the Radio, but took two Journalists into Mogadishu custody.

Mohamed Aden Onkod, a reporter.
Mohamed Aden Onkod, a reporter.

The Radio station was attacked for reporting News about the seizure of Lafoole, a village near Mogadishu by Al Shabaab militants on Wednesday night from Somali federal government.

Mogadishu-based Radio Shabelle won 2010 Press Freedom Prize the “Media of the Year” awarded by Reporters Without Borders.

The Network is Somalia’s most respected privately-owned radio station established in 2002.

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