AU Special Representative strongly condemns terrorist attack in Baidoa

Mogadishu, 28 February 2016; The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira has strongly condemned this evening’s terror attack by Al-Shabaab in Baidoa in which several civilians have lost their lives.

“I am saddened by the loss of innocent lives through acts of terror committed by ruthless individuals who have no value for life,” said Ambassador Madeira.

“AMISOM, working in-conjunction with the Somali National Security Forces and other partners have renewed efforts to degrade and neutralize this terror organization. This objective is being pursued with the determination and commitment it deserves,” he added.

The terror attack occurred in a busy street in Baidoa town, in the south-central Bay region of Somalia.