The Somali Journalists Rights Agency (SOJRA) today condemned the today’s abduction of two western journalists in Bossaso Puntland-Somalia.

The Somali Journalists Rights Agency (SOJRA) today condemned the today’s abduction of two western journalists in Bossaso Puntland-Somalia.
The journalists” nationalities could not be confirmedone was believed to be British. Foreigners, journalists and humanitarian workers are frequently abducted for ransoms in Somalia.
SOJRA has been investigating the informations of the abduction since it done to find the group who behind the abduction and no claim of responsibility was made and the motive for the kidnapping remains unknown.
“We are appalled by this cruel abduction of journalists and call for the immediate release of our colleagues ” said Daud Abdi Daud,SOJRA Executive director.
Press freedom and the protection of rights of journalists are being jeopardised by the brutal actions of criminal gangs in Somalia.
SOJRA expressed grave concerns of kidnapped journalists’ safety. They asked the kidnappers to release the journalists as they are held solely for the exercise of their professional journalistic duties.
How ever there are other two western journalists who are currently the hunds of Somali gangs an Australian man and Canadian woman.

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