Somalilandsun – The Somaliland journalist association-SOLJA which is the sole representative of reporters in Somaliland, condemn in the strongest terms possible the senseless attack on journalist Abdilahi Hussein Darwiish who works for Royal TV, Waheen newspaper and Odweine News website in Erigavo town.
He is also the Sanaag region SOLJA representative. The reporter was ambushed by masked youths who were armed to the teeth. They confronted him outside his office while he was speaking on his mobile phone.
The assailants were armed with bayonets and machetes of which they used to hit the reporter on the head and face. Mr. Darwiish was rushed to Erigavo general hospital. Reports from Erigavo confirmed that the police have arrested one of the suspects involved in the assault on the journalist.
SOLJA therefore humbly asked the authorities particularly the security forces of the republic in Sanaag region to bring the culprits of this heinous act to book in the shortest time possible.
Mustafe Sheikh Omar Geedi