United Nations team shot at while violating Ethiopia’s security arrangement : gov’t  

Ethiopian Authority confirms that a United Nations Humanitarian Mission was shot at and detained after attempting to access unauthorized areas by bypassing 

 

 

borkena
December 9, 2020 

Ethiopian Security forces reportedly fired at United Nations Humanitarian team as they were attempting to violate security arrangement. 

The team bypassed two checkpoints before the Ethiopian Defense Force fired at their car as they were attempting to cross the third checkpoint.  The incident happened on Sunday. 

A report by Reuters on Tuesday claimed that  “The UN security team was seeking access to the Shimelba camp for Eritrean refugees when they were fired on Sunday. ” 

The Secretariat of Ethiopia State of Emergency Fact Check — Ambassador Redwan Hussien — confirmed to journalists on Tuesday that the UN humanitarian team was shot at and detained as they were driving with speed heading to areas they were not supposed to go. 

“When the Ethiopian government says it is not safe to access, the United Nations and other entities have to comply with that. This country is not a ‘no man’s land’ and it has a government,”  he told journalists in the capital Addis Ababa. 

Rumors have been circulating among Ethiopians that the World Health Organization Director, Dr. Tewodros Adhanom who was himself a central committee and executive committee member of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF),  has been making various attempts to rescue TPLF leaders whom the Ethiopian government is hunting in Tigray region. 

A citizen report on social media yet to be confirmed by the Ethiopian government claims that most of the TPLF leaders have been either killed or captured with injury. Former Chief of intelligence, Getachew Assefa, is said to be still at large. Although there are expressed interest on the part of TPLF leadership to organize a guerrilla movement against the Ethiopian Army after losing battles after battles, Ethiopian authorities dismiss it as a move that will be unsuccessful. 

The Ethiopian government announced about a week ago that it has entered the third phase of the military operation in the region whose goal is to hunt down TPLF leaders.  

It is well over a month now since the Ethiopian government launched a military operation in the region with a mission to bring TPLF leaders to justice for launching an orchestrated attack against the Ethiopian Defense Force on November 4, 2020.  In the two years after Abiy Ahmed took office as prime minister, TPLF was engaged in extensive militarism and raised a total of 250,000 special forces and militia. As it turns out, it was planning to take over government power. Thousands are believed to have been killed in the conflict.  

According to UN estimates about one million people are displaced in the Tigray region of Ethiopia where there has been a military operation to capture Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) leaders who ordered their forces to unleash “a preemptive attack” on  the northern command of the Ethiopian Defense Forces. 

The United Nations claims that nearly 1 million people are displaced due to the war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia of which about 50,000 are said to have crossed the border to Sudan seeking refugee status. 

Ethiopian government claims that some of those who crossed the border to Sudan to seek refuge had been involved in the massacre of innocent civilians in Maikadra town. Over 1000 unarmed civilians were massacred by retreating TPLF forces and multiples of mass graves have been uncovered in the town.

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5 Responses to "United Nations team shot at while violating Ethiopia’s security arrangement : gov’t  "

  1. rezen   December 10, 2020 at 3:08 am

    Honest Commentary
    You may call me STUPID But, I have a question, nevertheless
    Call me Naive, Innocent, imbecile and any name as you wish, but I have a question

    My question is this: If the glorious United States of America as guided by any President, including one who calls my DEAR Africa Quote: ‘ SHITHOLE’ Unquote or even the Great Great Britain, whose Prime Minister suggested to go back to my dear Africa and just take it all over again or any other etc etc etc …. would the notorious ‘globe trotters’ of the United Nations’ Human Rights GROUPS dare challenge Uncle Sam on behalf of American Citizens?

    WOW! 77 words just to say that we Africans of any strata, in any profession, are not counted on the same scale as the one who call us SHITHOLE. And yet, one of our darling African, with a Ph D Degree and President for Life of one African country, openly and full heartedly, with pride agreed with the custodian of SHITHOLE as a friend !!!!!!!!!!!!!…………….

    There was no blip of challenging him by Africans anywhere around the Globe. AND THAT IS THE PERMANENT REFLECTIVE IMAGE of AFRICANS in TOTALITY anywhere around the GLOBE.. If you are in doubt go to the libraries of the African Union and other copied unions around the globe. Don’t blame me if you can’t find the equivalent of Library of Congress or any simple library worthy of the word ”library” for that matter. THE END
    ——————————————-
    Dear Editor,
    I always appreciate the freedom of expression and the availability of space for expressing it on a medium like yours. On the other hand, if you find my “Honest Commentary” not acceptable for your website, for any reason, needless to say, I accept your decision with sadness, but never with a grudge. And so, Life goes on and on ………

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  2. Ittu Aba Farda   December 10, 2020 at 10:43 am

    In any conflict zone when you are told to stop, you must stop. Stop means stop! Period! Such irresponsible behavior by reckless employees will not help salvage the image of the UN already sullied in different areas of conflict zones. It shows this organization is going thru symptoms of decay being pulled in all directions by motives of vocal interest groups. These team members were not there to check on the safety of refugees but it looks like they were looking for dirt on the federal forces.

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  3. ሳሙኤል   December 10, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Red Cross , UN and other NGOs are known to be used covers for internatiinal espionage under cover spies.

    New York Daily News › news › world
    Web results
    New Yorker killed in Ethiopia in 2003 revealed as CIA spy – New York Daily News – NY Daily News

    recordonline.com/article/20090602/news/90602018

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  4. ዝነኛው: እትዮጵያዊ::   December 11, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    The despicable international human rights organization (UN) ,in which Ethiopia was a part of creating it, trying to protect and rescue under the covers of UN banners, the known terrorists, fascists, who slaughtered 100s of thousands of innocent ETHIOPIANS, boggles my mind to the core.
    UN must stop it’s act of tyranny and precarious as well as it’s double standards of mutiny towards ETHIOPIA, period end of story.
    ኢትዮጵያ:ታበፅህ: እደዊሃ:ሀበ: እግዚአብሔር::

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  5. ዝነኛው: ኢትዮጵያዊ::   December 11, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    The hypocrisy and the decision making ability of the UNITED nations (UN) is, beyond realms and mind boggling at best.

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