The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira strongly condemns the dawn attack on its base at El Adde in Gedo region by Al Shabaab militants.
The militants were engaged by AMISOM troops on the ground and repulsed. There were casualties and injuries registered during the fighting that ensued, details of which are still being verified. AMISOM commends the fast response and gallantry exhibited by its troops.
Attacks such as this further demonstrate the vile nature of Al Shabaab, whose sole purpose is to spread terror and continue the destabilization of Somalia. Our resolve can only be rejuvenated, to fight on until Somalia is freed of all elements of terror.
The AU Special Representative condoles with the families of the soldiers whose lives have been sacrificed for the cause of peace and stability in Somalia. Ambassador Madeira also commiserates with the injured and wishes them quick recovery.