Protest in Afar as road closes to and from the region

Afar _ Ethiopia
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January 13,2019

Residents in Afar region in the Eastern part of Ethiopia are reportedly protesting due to security problem in the region as transport to and from the region is stopped due to road closures.

According to social media reports, armed groups from ethnic Issa communities are launching an attack against Afar. And roads are reportedly closed from three directions.

Federal Police Commission has confirmed that Awash-Galafi road is closed due to “security problems in the region”, as reported by Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC).

EBC also cited public relation office of the Federal Police to report that police authorities are working with Federal authorities and authorities in the region to resolve the problem peacefully.

The region got new leadership recently after discussions between officials of the party that govern the region and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

As in the case of other regions which have been affected by security problems, many Ethiopians seem to believe that Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is behind the security problem in Afar region.

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2 Responses to "Protest in Afar as road closes to and from the region"

  1. Milo   January 14, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Report like a news service and not a gossip column. People think tplf is behind it all? People think there is water on Mars. Bring proof instead of wishful thinking.

  2. Gattisso   January 15, 2019 at 9:51 am

    People is thinking tplf is behind

    That is what borkena news talking about


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