Two UN workers killed in Somalia were tonight named as UK citizen Simon Davis, 57, and his French colleague Clement Gorrissen, 28, by the organisation's Office on Drugs and Crime
President Francois Hollande has condemned an attack on a French and British UN worker in Somalia. The two men, who were working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, were shot dead at Galkayo Airport in north central Somalia.
In a statement, Mr Hollande said: "The French President condemns the cowardly murder of a Frenchman and a Briton on a UN mission in Somalia. They were acting for peace on behalf of the international community.
"France pays tribute to the work and courage of UN members all over the world. It stands alongside the Somali authorities in the fight against terrorism.
"François Hollande extends his condolences to our compatriot’s family and the British authorities."
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia has condemned the murder of two UN consultants in Somalia. Nicholas Kay said in a statement:
– Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General
Our UN colleagues were working in support of the Somali people’s aspiration for a peaceful and stable future. There can be no justification for such a callous attack. I call on the authorities to conduct a full investigation immediately and bring the perpetrators to justice without delay.
Two consultants working for the United Nations, including one Briton were shot dead at Galkayo Airport in north central Somalia, a UN spokesman has said.
A UN spokesman said that the consultants were working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
A British man is one of two UN workers who have been shot dead in Somalia, the Foreign Office confirmed.
A spokesman said: "We are aware of the death of a British national on April 7. We stand ready to provide consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."