Ahlu Suna militants detain Universal TV Journalist

The Sufi armed group Ahlu Suna Wal Jamaa have arrested Universal TV journalist in Dhuusamareeb.

Mohamed Abdiweli Tohow was detained on Monday by Ahlu Suna militants while on duty but it is not clear the reason behind his arrest.

Tohow was based in the central Somali town which is head quarter for the self declared unrecognized regional administration.

He was also freelancer for Goobjoog radio.

National Union for Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and Somali Independent Media Houses Association (SIMHA) have both condemned the arrest.

They called for the immediate release of the Journalist to continue his work.

The moderate Islamist group Ahlu Suna Wal Jama has arrested several Journalists who are operating in the area of control before.