After the lesson in Burayu, Ethiopian National Security council warns government is capable and ready to take appropriate measure against anarchy
Following the atrocities committed in Burayu outside of the capital Addis Ababa a few days ago, Ethiopian National Security Council had a meeting today and has passed a resolution today.
The council says, according to a report by state broadcaster Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), it will no longer tolerate anarchy and illegal activities in the country.
In its statement issued after the meeting, the council noted that several reform measures have been taken in the past five months in the direction of broadening democratic space in the country which brought about hope and inspiration for Ethiopians to participate in the effort to create better future to the country.
However, says the statement, the task of building a democratic system is unthinkable without the rule of law. The effort on the part of the government to tackle challenges, in the past five months, without the use of force has given “forces of destruction” that maneuver the youth group to cause destruction the impression that government is weak which in turn contributed for the rise in the crime rate from time to time, added the statement.
The atrocity in Buryau, according to the statement, is a continuum of the effort to create violence in Somali Ethiopian region and elsewhere in Ethiopia in the past.
In connection with atrocities in Burayu, the council believes that subversive forces have plans to obstruct upcoming EPRDF congress which is due at the end of this month.
The forces are also intending to bring about a conflict between Ethiopian people, intend to jeopardize the ongoing change in the country and take the country into an endless conflict, the council said.
In light of that and in order to meet government responsibility to safeguard the lives and safety of citizens, “destructive forces” need to know that the government is ready to take decisive action and no anarchy will be tolerated hereafter, disclosed the council.
As well, the council encouraged the youth not to be a tool for destructive forces.
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