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UN condemns murder of its staffer in Galkaayo

Storyline:National News, Security

The United Nations in Somalia has condemned the murder of a UN staff in Galkaayo, central Somalia.

In a statement, Saturday, the Officer- in- Charge of UNSOM Raisedon Zenenga condemned the murder of Mohamed Abdi Khayre a UN security assistant who was shot dead Friday evening while leaving a mosque in Galkaayo.

“We mourn the passing of Mr. Khayre, who served with distinction in the UN Department of Safety and Security during his tenure with the organization,” said Mr. Zenenga. “We urge the authorities to spare no effort in tracking down the gunmen responsible for this heinous murder of a courageous colleague who put himself in harm’s way to protect UN personnel based in the city of Galkayo. The entire UN family in Somalia extends their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Khayre.”