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Ethiopia’s intelligence dept says hundreds of anti-terror force trained ahead of events

Ethiopia’s National Intelligence and Security service prepares ahead of religious and other international events

 National Intelligence  _ Ethiopia

January 1, 2019

Ethiopia’s National Intelligence and Security Service Department said that it has trained about 532 professionals to work as an anti-terror force.

They were drawn from the department and other security agencies in the country, Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported on Wednesday.

In addition to those drawn from the national intelligence department, individuals selected from Ethiopian Defense Force, Federal Police, Addis Ababa Police Commission took part in the training.

The source said that the training covered topics ranging from tactics and threats of terrorism at the international level to the current situation in the country.

It was also intended as a sort of preparation for the security situation in the country for the upcoming religious holidays in Ethiopia, including Epiphany (Timkat) and Christmas (Gena) as well as the continental event of the African Union Summit which will happen sometime in February of this year.

National Intelligence and Security Service has called on community members to cooperate with security forces by sharing information about suspicious activities that could potentially lead to security problems.

Terrorism is still a challenge in the region.  Last week, at least 78 people were killed when a car bomb detonated at a busy checkpoint in a busy location in Somali’s capital, Mogadishu, and at least 90 others were injured, according to a report by the BBC.

Al-Shabab has made an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate former US president Barack Obama, this story was revealed much later by former US national security advisor Susan Rice, during his visit to Ethiopia in 2015.

There was also a more recent coordinated planned attack by ISIS and Al-Shabab. In September 2019, Ethiopian Intelligence claimed that they foiled a planned attack, and made arrests

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  1. Subject: “Ethiopia’s intelligence dept says hundreds of anti-terror force trained ahead of events” borkena, January 1, 2019

    Commentary, 2 Jan 2020
    In my humble opinion, turning a country into armed forces is NOT the solution — and never has been.
    I repeat — in my honest opinion — Ethiopia will NEVER find democratic solution to the problem at hand by adding “532 professionals to work as an anti-terror force” — nor by a million armed soldiers!!!. But Ethiopia, for sure, will be dragged into chaos and armed dictatorship, eventually disintegrating into pieces, based on so many sociological and political factors.
    Is that what ETHIOPIANS of all ‘shades’ want to see? If the answer is shockingly yes, then one thousand and one ‘ABIYs’ is not going to save Ethiopia from disintegration.

    The solution can only be found: a) define the insidious problem in the country; b) accept the problem and reality of the country without attempting to camouflage; and c) finally find a solution to have ONE and ONLY ONE Ethiopia with its rich history and composition. This is the ONLY solution — NEVER through armed gladiators to liquidate the people of the nation. THE END

  2. Addendum as a Footnote to my commentary above “Jan 2, 2020 at 5:3r pm”

    In dealing with the problem of Ethiopia for the solution towards future NEW Ethiopia , it is prudent to remember the past history, beginning from the Dictatorial Emperor.ship of Haile Selassie,the King of Kings of the Tribe of Judah, to the savagery governance of the Derg, and the last socialist government.
    Is Ethiopia “naturally” immune to democratic governance? If the answer is YES, then why waste the LIFE of innocent people for nothing? Why not let Ethiopia disintegrate into pieces based on Religion, Region, Racialism, and any other FACTOR-isms?

  3. No thanks to Abiy’s administration security apparatuses, Querro is being chased out of Addis Ababa by Eskinder the great and the brave Addis Ababa youth so there is no real terror threat for Alamoudi’s seven star hotel called African Union Grand hotel located in the African Union compound , maybe the rest of the city might go ablaze after the election result of landslide win of EPRDF PP once again gets announced but AU summit is safe from that since Alshabab , Boko Haram or Querro. are not anywhere near there.


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