MOGADISHU: A humanitarian consultant with dual British and Zimbabwean nationality has been kidnapped along with his local fixer by gunmen in Somalia, non-governmental organisations said on Friday.
Heavily armed men travelling in three vehicles burst into the compound of the British NGO Save The Children-UK in Adado, in central Somalia, on Thursday night, a humanitarian source who asked not to be identified told AFP.
A security consultant and the Somali accompanying him were kidnapped by the armed men who set off towards Hobyo, a pirate stronghold on the Indian Ocean coast.
Two other humanitarian sources confirmed the account.
The security guards at Save The Children put up no resistance and no shots were exchanged.
A local official also confirmed the incident and said an investigation has been launched.The consultant has dual British and Zimbabwean nationality, according to the same humanitarian sources.