Family and friends of Seniloli Tabuatausole still in shock
August 12, 2019 4:45 pm
Seniloli Tabuatausole [standing, middle] [Source: Facebook]
The family and friends of former Staff Sergeant Seniloli Tabuatausole are still coming to terms with his sudden death.
He was one of three UN workers killed in a car bombing in Benghazi, Libya, on Saturday.
Tabuatausole and two fellow soldiers killed were part of the UN Support Mission in Libya.
Seniloli Tabuatausole [4th from right] [Source: Facebook]
RFMF Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto says Tabuatausole was an RFMF Staff Sergeant from 1987 to 2008.
He resigned in October 2008 to pursue a career with United Nations Security forces serving in Libya.
Seniloli Tabuatausole [left] [Source: Facebook]
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has sent his condolences to the family.
Sadly, Fiji’s outsized role at the @UN sometimes comes with outsized sacrifice. Today, we mourn the death of one of our own, who was senselessly killed by a car bomb in Libya. I send my condolences to the family of the fallen. God bless Fiji, and God bless our peacekeepers.🇫🇯🇺🇳 pic.twitter.com/KFWQsxBuR3
— Frank Bainimarama (@FijiPM) August 11, 2019
Bainimarama said Fiji’s outsized role at the United Nations sometimes comes with outsized sacrifices as we mourn the death of one of our own.
Seniloli Tabuatausole [right] [Source: Facebook]
Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York Dr Satyendra said the late Tabuatausole gave the ultimate sacrifice in upholding the tradition of supporting the UN to operate in some of the most difficult regions of the world.
Seniloli Tabuatausole died when a truck bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Benghazi.