Somali government forces on Saturday shut down Shabelle, a local FM radio based in Mogadishu.
According to news reports heavily armed security forces entered the radio building near the main airport around noon today and ordered to shut down the radio.
The journalists, armed guards and other staff were also ordered to leave the building and later taken into police custody.
The government already ordered the radio Shabelle to vacate the government owned building which Radio Shabelle has been using as its main centre since 2009.
A public notice from the government ordering the people to vacate all the government owned buildings ended on Friday.
Neither the government security forces nor the management of radio Shabelle gave details on the closure of the local radio.