Terrorism | Those responding to Africa’s humanitarian crises face persistent security risk
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/05/17, 11:28 am
Somali-based extremist group al-Shabaab has abducted five World Health Organization (WHO) employees working in the country, security officials said. The report comes as aid workers responding to the humanitarian crisis in some parts of the continent battle security risks.
Col. Deeq Abdi Khaliif, commander of the Somali army in the town of Luuq, told Voice of America (VOA) the extremists broke into the aid workers’ home early Sunday morning and took them. The men lived in Maganey village, close to Luuq.