UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns terrorist attacks in Somalia


MOGADISHU, Somalia, September 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned terrorist attacks in several locations in Somalia yesterday that resulted in the death and injury of many innocent civilians.

“I am appalled to learn of the murder of many innocent civilians killed in terrorist attacks yesterday. Yet again the proponents of violence show that they have nothing to offer but continued suffering for the Somali people. I call on all to co-operate fully with the authorities as they investigate these heinous crimes to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice swiftly,” SRSG Kay said.

“We remain resolute in our support for the Somali people as they work to realise their hope for a peaceful and stable future. This should be a time for reconciliation in the interests of all Somali people and I echo the Federal Government's recent call for those prepared to renounce violence and join the political process,” he added.

SRSG Kay extends his sincere condolences to the families and friends of all those who have suffered as a result of the attacks.