Mogadishu: The Somali government strongly condemns the assassination of Ministry of Information’s media relations manager, Mr. Yusuf Ali Osman, who was gunned down this morning by an unidentified man armed with pistol at Dharkenley District in Mogadishu.
The Minister of Information, Posts and Telecommunications, H.E. Abdulkadir Hussein Mohamed said today in a statement to the Somali National News Agency (SONNA), “We are particularly saddened by the loss of a great colleague, Mr. Yusuf Ali Osman, who has been a remarkable manager and hardworking staff in the Ministry of Information.”
The Minister added, “We condemn this heinous crime that took the life of a great patriot, who served his country and people for over 30 years as a public servant.” The government sends condolence to the bereaved family in this time of sorrow.
Mr. Osman is the latest victim of criminal activities and terrorism against government employees as well as journalists and civil society members. The government will not relent until the perpetrators are brought to justice.