MOGDISHU(HALBEEG)-UN has condemned senseless shooting on UN convoy near Adado town on 3rd November, in a press statement issued on Tuesday.
They called on the federal government of Somalia to carry out an in-depth investigation in to the matter and hold accountable the gunmen who carried out the attack.
“The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) condemns the obstruction and attack on a convoy of UN vehicles that occurred along the road between the cities of Galkayo and Adaado in Galmudug state on Saturday, 3 November” the statement reads.
According to the statement the convoy that left Southern Galkaio was denied access by a group of gunmen who set up a checkpoint near Adado town in Central Somalia.
The convoy was carrying a team of UN personnel that were assigned to make preparations for an upcoming visit to Dhusamarreb by UN officials.
A truck carrying militia men approached the checkpoint and opened fire to the convoy but no one of the members was injured or no vehicle was destroyed during the attack.
Last week’s attack on a UN convoy is unacceptable, and we call on the authorities in Galmudug state and the Federal Government to hold accountable those militiamen who opened fire on our colleagues. Such an attack has not happened to the UN in Somalia for a very long time.” said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Haysom. “United Nations personnel must be granted free passage throughout Somalia at all times. They must be able to implement the mandates of UNSOM and UN agencies, funds and programmes without running the risk of being fired upon for no justifiable reason.”