German nurse kidnapped in Somalia by ICRC security staff

Mogadishu, May 03, 2018 (Hornnews24) – A woman working for German Red Cross has been kidnapped by gunmen in the Somali capital, Mogadishu yesterday. The search for the woman is in full swing.

Somali Security Ministry spokesman Abdi’asis Hildhiban said the security guards at the ICRC office in Mogadishu were behind the kidnapping.  He said that one of the two cars of the kidnappers was found left in somewhere.

“We are extremely concerned about the safety of our colleague,” said Daniel O’Malley, deputy head of mission for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Somalia. As a nurse, the woman has exerted efforts in saving lives of people in the East African state.

Somali Security Ministry spokesman Abdi’asis Hildhiban said the security guards at the ICRC office in Mogadishu were behind the abduction.

Efforts were under way at various levels to secure the release of the Red Cross employee.
Abductions of foreigners are common in Somalia. Given the miserable security situation and lack of state structures, the troubled country in the Horn of Africa is often cited as a prime example of a failed state.

In addition to poverty and famine, Somalia host explositions and constant attacks waged by alshabaab fighters against the Somali government and foreign forces.

In addition to poverty and famine, in Somalia there are explosions and constant attacks by Alshabaab fighters against the Somali government and foreign troops. The group has been fighting in Somalia for years for the establishment of a state of theocracy.

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