Unidentified gunmen shot
Abdihared, a producer for the Shabelle Media
Network, at around 7 a.m. while he was walking to work in the Wadajir district
of Mogadishu, according to local journalists and news
reports. The journalist, who was shot at least three times, died at a local
hospital, the sources said.
Shabelle released a statement after the
attack, calling Abdihared a veteran TV and radio producer and “outstanding
colleague.” Abdihared was the fifth Shabelle journalist to be killed in 13
In November 2012, Somali
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud said he would be setting up a task
force to investigate the cases of journalist murders in the country. News
reports quoted the president as saying, “The era of impunity must stop
immediately.” But the president had not followed through on the pledge by January 2013, according to local journalists.
Abdihared, 45, was
survived by his wife and two children.