Friday, April 13, 2012
The AMISOM Deputy Force Commander issued an apology today for an incident that happened near Kilometre 2 at approximately 5.30pm yesterday (12th April). An armoured vehicle that AMISOM uses routinely for carrying out its duties hit a civilian commuter vehicle.
Five of the people who were in the vehicle at the time were injured. Three are being cared for at Medina Hospital. The other two are being treated by expert AMISOM medical personnel at their facilities.
The Deputy Force Commander of AMISOM, Brigadier General Audace Nduwumunsi, said,
“I apologise for the actions of one of AMISOM’s soldiers who, by mistake, hit a car while driving through Mogadishu yesterday and injured five occupants. AMISOM is helping to treat the injured and are investigating exactly what happened.
“We are the friends and brothers of the Somali people and always seek to work in harmony with the population as they seek to revive their country. We take every measure to avoid causing harm or injury.
“If, following investigation, the soldier is found to have been driving recklessly at the time, he will be subject to a judicial process and disciplined appropriately. In the meantime, I will be taking measures to improve the road driving skills of AMISOM personnel to avoid this from happening again.”