03 March 2019, DJIBOUTI (Djibouti): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) condemns in the strongest terms the recent terror attack on a major hotel premise in Mogadishu, Somalia, during which many innocent civilians lost their lives while scores have been injured.
IGAD Member States send their condolences to the families who lost their beloved ones and wish speedy recovery to the injured.
Also, the Member States commended the Somali Forces for their courage and abnegation in dreadful moments which could have seen more casualties during the siege.
IGAD Member States assured the Federal Government and the people of Somalia of their unreserved support in defeating all forms of terrorism in Somalia and in the region as a whole.
The Member States reiterate their conviction that no crime will go unpunished and that peace, security and stability will prevail in Somalia and beyond.