The Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of African Union Commission to Somalia (DRSS) Hon Lydia Wanyoto, visited AMISOM soldiers who are admitted at the AMISOM Level 2 Hospital. Among them were soldiers who sustained injuries when an AMISOM supplies convoy was attacked by Al-Shabaab in Jamee’o, Buurhakaba region on Friday.
Wanyoto was accompanied by the AMISOM Deputy Force Commander in charge of Operations and Planning, Maj. Gen. Mohammedesha Zeinu. Lt. Col. (Dr) Ambrose Oiko and Lt. Col. (Dr) David Chepsiror briefed the visiting AMISOM officials about the condition of the admitted patients.
DSRCC Wanyoto appreciated the efforts of the AMISOM medical personnel in treating the injured soldiers. A number of casualties are receiving treatment at the hospital in the AMISOM Base in Mogadishu. One of the injured soldiers narrated that they were moving in a convoy when they came under fire. The battle lasted from 5pm to about 9pm. The attackers had an assortment of arms and among the enemy Al-Shabaab, were foreigners who appeared to be of caucasian descent.