AU Special Representative condemns attack on the UN Convoy in Garowe

African Union Mission In Somalia (AMISOM)

PRESS RELEASE

(For Immediate Release)

AU Special Representative condemns attack on the UN Convoy in Garowe

Mogadishu – April 20th, 2015; The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM,Ambassador Maman Sidikou has condemned the gruesome attack on a UN Vehicle in Garowe resulting in the loss of innocent humanitarian workers for which the terrorist group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility.

Ambassador Sidikou said that Al-Shabaab is targeting the lives of unarmed humanitarian workers performing their duty of helping the people of Somalia and that such an attack amounted to a crime against humanity.

The AU Special Representative said the African Union and the international community at large will not be deterred by Al-Shabaab’s desperate attempts to derail progress made on both the political and security fronts in Somalia. He also condoles with the families, relations and friends of those who lost their lives and prays for quick recovery of those injured.

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