U.N. top official for Somalia Kay condemns terrorist attack against Madobe

The Top United Nations official for Somalia Nicholas Kay expressed strong condemnation on September 12 of the terrorist attack against Ahmad Muhammad Islam Madobe last week.

Madobe is the leader of the interim Jubba administration in Somalia. His car was hit by another vehicle strapped with explosives last week in the southern port of Kismayo, which left Madobe seriously injured and resulted in the death of his bodyguards and innocent civilians.

"Ahmad Madobe is a key partner in the search for peace and reconciliation in Somalia," Kay said. "It is reprehensible that he would become a target for extremist violence at a time when he is playing a key role in state building and peace building."

Kay gave his condolences for those affected by the attack.

"(Kay) expressed his sincere condolences to those who lost loved ones and wished all those injured in the attack quick recovery," a U.N. report said.

Kay is scheduled to meet with the Security Council to discuss the situation.