The Ethiopian Defense Force will give the reward secretly to protect privacy of informers
December 18, 2020
Nearly two weeks after the Ethiopian Defense Force took control of what became the political centre of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) leaders in the past two years, Mekelle, Key leaders are still at large. And their whereabouts is unknown despite massive search efforts.
The Ethiopian Defense Force on Friday announced a 10 million birr reward for information leading to the capture of key TPLF leaders, state broadcaster EBC reported.
Let. General Asrat Denero is head of the Information department in the Ethiopian Defense Force. He said the offer is introduced to help the effort to capture TPLF Junta leaders, as he called them.
“Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the TPLF leaders could inform the nearby Ethiopian Defense Force members in person or make a phone call.”
Two phone number have been provided : 09 43 47 13 36 or 012 5 50 43 48
The identity of the informer will remain anonymous as the reward will be transferred in a way that observes the privacy of the informer.
Perhaps this is the first time in the history of Ethiopia for the government to introduce such an amount of financial reward to capture criminals. The US employed such an approach during the “war on terror,” and the during the war in Iraq.
When Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited Mekelle this past Sunday to meet with military leaders and provisional administration in the region, he said “we have won the war 100 percent but it will not be complete unless the criminals are captured and brought to justice.” He told them that the criminals must be hunted and arrested.
He also expressed his belief that the people of Tigray do have a responsibility to help the effort to capture the criminals.
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