UNI sends message of condolence and solidarity after bomb blast kills more than 230 in Somalia
UNI Global Union sends a strong message of solidarity to the people of Somali caught up in this barbaric attack which has claimed at least 230 lives.
UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings said, “Words cannot begin to express our revulsion at this hate crime. Our thoughts are with the survivors, many of whom are seriously injured, and the families of the victims. The whole of the UNI 20 million-strong family stands in solidarity with them.”
UNI Africa Regional Secretary, Keith Jacobs said, “Our hearts go out to our Somali brothers and sisters at this terrible time. The scale of this attack is unimaginable, targeting men, women and children indiscriminately. The response of the people to take to the streets and protest against this barbaric act is, though, truly inspiring. We will not let hate win, either here in Africa or elsewhere.”
A huge bomb attack in a downtown Mogadishu on Saturday killed at least 230 people, according to police reports. Hundreds were injured when a lorry packed with explosives went off near a hotel. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007.