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UN Condemns the abduction and killing of NGO health personnel in Middle Shabelle

Mogadishu (SD) – A statement from the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Adam Abdelmoula has strongly condemned the killing of the village Gololey the region 7 juvenile victims and one civilian was.

“I am shocked to hear seven Somali health personnel and a civilian were abducted from an NGO-run health clinic located in Gololey village, Balcad District, Middle Shabelle region on 27 May. All eight were subsequently killed. Preliminary information indicates that they suffered brutal deaths,” Mr. Adam Abdelmoula said.

He suggested a thorough investigation into the incident that killed young people “I strongly condemn this outrage and await a thorough and transparent investigation.”

The United Nations also said the killing of these health workers comes as the Somali government struggles to control the epidemic, addressing floods and the effects of locusts.

“Attacks against medical facilities and personnel are unacceptable and a breach of international humanitarian law and any common decency. It is unbelievable that this attack comes at a time when Somalia is grappling to contain a triple threat of a pandemic, flooding and the resurgence of desert locusts,” said Mr. Adam.

In his statement, Mr. Abdelmoula extended my deepest condolences to the families of the victims.

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