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Ethio-Somali region president Abdi Mohamoud Omar arrested

Abdi Mohamoud Omar, a,k.a Abdi Iley, is said to be in custody after military engagement between his special forces and federal government forces.

Abdi Mohamoud
Abdi Mohamoud, president of Ethiopia-Somali region

August 4,2018

Abdi Mohamoud Omar, president of Ethio-Somali regional state, is reportedly arrested following a clash military clash between Federal defense force and the region’s special force, that is believed to be loyal to the president.

Communication Head of Oromo regional state, Dr. Negeri Lencho, shared a status update on facebook and it seems to confirm that Abdi Illey is under is now under custody of Ethiopian Federal government troops.

He wrote :

    “The tragic downfall of the puppet lowland dictator and his mafia groups is a big lesson for his highland old masters, fighting proxy war through manipulation and since recently threatening the federal system of disintegration.

    Let genuine democracy prevails in our unified FDRE to the demise of the dangerous dictators and the prosperity and rise of peace and freedom loving Ethiopian people.”

Negeri Lencho

His remark indicates the involvement of what he described as “highland Old masters” – clearly a reference to Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) power elites including military chiefs who used to have a network of illicit trade in the region with the help of Abdi Mohamoud.

Jijiga, seat of Ethio-Somali regional state, is under the control of Ethiopian government forces and effort is underway to restore calm in the city in spite of reports of loots of businesses in the town.

Recent reports from Human Rights Watch accused the regional administration of egregious human rights violations at Jail Ogaden and called on Ethiopian government to improve the human rights situation in the region.

Abdi Mohamoud Illey was also facing increasing protest from residents of the region on grounds of human rights abuse.

State media have not yet reported about neither the development in Jijiga or the capture of the region’s most powerful man who used to enjoy unqualified support from Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) leaders.

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  1. Right direction from Abiy, corrupt groups don’t understand love and peace. So appropriate action has to follow what ever region they are. More over law and order has to be restored .
    Some groups also understand obligations as they understand right.
    Well done Abiy government
    We Ethiopian behind you.

  2. Oromo Mr Abey Ahmad is a criminal who hundred percent support his Oromo tribe but we will see this were it will end Oromo are using the name of government to enslave and commit genocide against all Ethiopians specialy the somali region these thugs such as Lema and Abey are criminals who proclaim innocent the reason days we witness oromo killing innocent Ethiopians all around the country abusing power but yet Abey Ahmad never denounce their crimes that shows you Ethiopia is only for Oromo people the rest are slaves

  3. Sufi u are the thug. There has never been a slave in the Geda system. You dont know history and clearly you are one of the corrupts who have beheaded 10s of thousands of innocents in the the region. When u did that Dr.Abiy came to your state and made a peace negotiation, despite which u kept on doing the same thing. #sufithethug were u then enslaving the nonsomslians when u declined the peace negotiation?
    Its a shame how u can be somebody’s puppet and robout….be you own person. And one more thing, nobody will take u seriously, coz u are a fake, puppet who will do anything for the TPLF. #sufithugkissass

  4. This reminds me the downfall of muamer gadafi, Abdi illey in the first place does not have the decency and moral being to be a street cleaner let alone a president for the region, If any of u guys remember the video recorded when he said f****u to a person who is protesting against him, He is a failed leader by all means, his aim is to drag the country to a failed state as his neighboring country Somalia. Many thanks to Dr. Abey to make him under his custody and teach him good lesson. My heart felt condolences for those who lost their lives and their property by these useless thugs (liyu hail).

  5. This post of Dr. Negeri Lencho’s is told to public that his facebook is hacked by highland masters bloggers. They wrote this and called them selves “Highland Masters”. Its fake news. You are publishing this fake and fabricated news to the public. This entails that your news web is not partial from dirty politics of Mallas Zenawi regime. Thanks to Dr. Abiy for taking this equivalent measures on Abdilley

  6. This is a very good news. Well done Dr. Abiy for incarcerating the puppet, lowland dictator. The next step should be incarcerating the remaining highland old masters… We, the Ethiopian diaspora, are behind you…

  7. During puppet government of ex president there were day time haynas. The power and resources were accumulated by one clan
    i.e Abdi iley clan
    And surely one of the haynas was sufi


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