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Friday, June 26, 2015

AU Special Representative for Somalia condemns attack on AMISOM Base

AU Special Representative for Somalia condemns attack on AMISOM Base



PRESS RELEASE
(For Immediate Release)
AU Special Representative for Somalia condemns attack on AMISOM Base

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman Sidikou has condemned the dawn attack on an AMISOM Base in the town of Leego, by Al Shabaab militants.

Ambassador Sidikou regrets the losses suffered and registers his solidarity with the Government and people of Burundi whose soldiers, serving under AMISOM, were affected in this callous attack.

“This attack will not diminish our resolve to continue to support the Somali Government and people until they are free from terrorism”, said Ambassador Sidikou.

AMISOM will continue with the Joint Operations with the Somalia National Army (SNA) to liberate any other parts of Somalia still under Al Shabaab domination in order to pacify the entire country so that the Somali people can go about their day-to-day life and business in peace and in freedom.

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For more information, please contact; Eloi Yao and Lt Col Paul Njuguna, AMISOM Spokespersons,
Cell phone: (Somalia) +252 618 508 181 / +252 699 563 476 / +252 617 682 175;
(Nairobi) +254 702 155 126 / +254 728 701 222;
Email: amisommediacentre@gmail.com