Somali President Condemns Uganda Terror Attacks Against Civilians

The president of Somalia’s transitional federal government (TFG) Sheik Sharif sheik Ahmed vehemently condemned overnight’s twin blasts in the Ugandan capital Kambala which killed at least 64 civilians.

In an emailed press statement, the President sent heartfelt condolences to the victim’s families, the people and the government of Uganda. “The fact that the victims were enjoying the World Cup final reveals the evil and ugly nature of the perpetrators and the need to uproot from region those who do not value the sanctity of the human life.” President Sharif said in his statement Monday.

President Sheik Sharif Sheikh Ahmed totally denounced in the strongest terms the despicable terrorist acts that killed over sixty people in Kampala and injured many more.

The President also denounces the fringe Al Shabab terrorist group’s rejoice of the carnage and stated that, “Somalia is sharing the grievance and mourns with the brotherly people of Uganda.”

“This act of terrorism will only strengthen the strong bonds between the peoples of Somalia and Uganda. Neither the region nor the international community will tolerate the spread of insecurity.” The President concluded his remarks.

No group has yet claimed for the responsibility of last night’s terrorist attacks in Kambala which targeted a rugby club and Ethiopian-owned restaurant where football fans were watching a world cup final between Spainand Holland.

Al shabab militia commander Sheik Muqtar Robow Abu Mansur last week called on his followers to attack Ugandan and Burundian embassies around the world because of their involvement in Somalia.

Several times in the past the Alqaeda-linked Somali militants threatened to carry out explosions in Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Ethiopia.

Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar

Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter. Shafi’i has extensive experience in journalism, international relations, and football management. He is the founder of Somali Sports Press Association, a long-time sports journalist and a member of the International Sports Press Association.

Shafi’i has a Master’s Degree in international Relations obtained at De Montfort University in Leicester and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Multimedia journalism from the University of Northampton. The photo shows Shafi’i in action while at CAF Centre of Excellence in Cameroon.