Breaking News: coup d’etat in Amhara region

Social media sources report that the coup d’etat left president of Amhara region wounded. Federal government forces are in control of Baihir Dar

borkena
June 22, 2019

Head of Press Secretary in the office of the Prime Minister, and also one of the executive committee of Amhara Democratic Party (ADP), confirmed on Saturday to state broadcaster, EBC, that an organized coup d’etat happened in Bahir Dar to remove Amhara regional state officials from power.

Nigussu confirmed that the attempt has failed and the situation in Bahir Dar is under control. He added that it was an attempt to paralyze the regional state, which is recognized as one of the strongest regional states.

The Federal government deployed forces to Bahir Dar and is in control of the situation. Federal Security apparatus are given direction to be in charge of the security situation in Bahir Dar, according to Nigussu.

Nigussu did not give information regarding the identities of the groups who coordinated the coup attempt but he called on residents to be alert, defend the regional state.

Social Media sources with information network in the region, like Muluken Tesfaw, report that Ambachew Mekonen, president of the region, is among wounded officials and his situation is life-threatening. The party elected Ambachew as the region’s president in March 2019 to replace Gedu Andargachew.



Video credit : EBC
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6 Responses to "Breaking News: coup d’etat in Amhara region"

  1. nekersa amaraa   June 22, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    amhara hulem duleta , metet adma ;gotegninet bedemu siryesedede new

    amara yiwudem

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  2. Kasahun Zemene   June 22, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    coup d’etat how that gone happen? Amhara region is a part of Ethiopia is not an independent country and the word choice is not correct. And this is a conspiracy against Amhara people by the so-called federal government.

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  3. Gashaw Kebedde   June 22, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Wolaqaiot and Raya questions are the reasons

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  4. Ittu Aba Farda   June 23, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    My family’s heart and prayers go out to the families of the victims. It looks that such savage act was taken by the desperate few who are driven by such mad hatred toward others. Their faith is in their self hyped up muscle. They think the solution lies in violence and there is no other way out. Such demons are pure haters and they carry out such vile act on others not because they love their country and people but just because they hate their intended targets so much. Just look at all those ‘soldiers’ of Africa who carried coup d’états since the 1960’s. Almost every one of them did that not because they loved their nation and its people but they had that deep seated hatred for those ruling the country. That is why all of them turned out to be even worse than their predecessors. These are no different. Now for the children of the victims, no dad is coming home tonight. For the loving spouse, there no loving husband coming home tonight!! There is not going to and should be any justification for this reckless and demonic act. Nothing justifies coup d’états!!! Nothing!!! It has always been the only method of thugs use to shortcut their way into power. Woe My Old Country! Woe, woe, woe!!!! What horrible news is next for you!!!! Woe! Woe! Woe!!!!

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  5. EERRIBEY   June 23, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    A TOWN HALL IS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY JUNE THE 27TH IN BAHIR DAR, ETHIOPIA TO ADDRESS THE RECENT EVENTS THAT LED TO THE GRUESOME MURDERS OF PRESIDENT AMBACHEW MEKONNEN ALONG WITH HIS COLLEAGUES.

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  6. Habtom Teweldebrhan   June 24, 2019 at 2:49 am

    May GOD remember us

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