Government bans journalists from the airport

The Somali Federal Government has on Wednesday issued an order banning from journalists to enter into the airport for covering stories for two months.

General Abdi Ashkir Jama’, General Administration and Security Manager for Aden Abdulle International Airport explained in a statement that the decision was taken for security reasons.

“When we saw the security problems, we decided not to allow media institutions, both the state and private media to enter into the airport for two months if they don’t have permission from airport administration”, the statement said.

The Statement calls for the African Union Peacekeeping Troops, Somali Police and Security forces to take action from journalists including arrests, fine and closure of media station.

It is a move that journalists will not welcome as the airport is key source and it came as national elections ahead at moment.

This steps comes when it is expecting some of the candidates coming back to Mogadishu as to start their campaigns