Reports from Buhodle town in northern Somalia indicate that security forces have on Thursday detained several Somali journalists.
Members from the local council of the town were said to have been behind the arrests of the journalists. An official in Buhodle has confirmed that those arrested during the security crackdown on the media workers include, among others, Somali Channel, Kalsan TV, and SNTV correspondents in Buhodle.
The official added that security forces stormed their homes early Thursday, adding that many of them were tortured while others went into hiding.
Reports suggest that the arrests came after local journalists issued a statement on Wednesday accusing the local council of mistreatments against the local journalists. The officials from the local administration are yet to comment on the incide more on dalsanradio