The journalist and photographer of Fasanea, a Sabha-based newspaper, Musa Abdul Kareem was killed in mysterious circumstances after his body was found dumped on the side of the road in Al-Thanawia neighbourhood in Sabha on Tuesday
On its Facebook page, the newspaper mourned the journalist's death without giving further details about the incident.
Initial reports said that the victim was found with signs of torture and 13 gunshots on his body.
Investigations are underway to uncover the circumstances of the incident, especially since no group claimed responsibility for the crime.
A relative of Abdul Kareem said that contacts were lost with the victim, shortly after he left his home at 9 am on Tuesday, to find him shot dead and handcuffed at 12 noon in the neighbourhood of Al-Thanawia, near Sabha Health Centre, with traces of torture and burns.