​Abdirisak Ali Abdi

18 November 2014

The journalist who worked for Radio Daljir in Puntland and London-based Horn TV was shot dead by unidentified attackers in the town of Galkayo, according to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), an IFJ affiliate.

Police sources confirmed the shooting and were quoted as saying that “"The assailants have escaped after the shooting but the police are still in pursuit of the perpetrators."

His colleagues Nuh Muse said: "Armed men opened fire on him. I don't know why they targeted him. He was a brilliant guy who loved his work," the AFP quoted him as saying.

Abdirisak Ali Abdi became the third journalist to be killed in Somalia since the start of the year.

Sources: NUSOJ, AFP