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Tigray : Federal Police says more firearms recovered

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Some of the firearms seized during search operations (Photo : Federal Police)

December 21, 2020 

Ethiopia’s Federal Police Commission said on Monday that it has recovered more firearms during a search operation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.  The number of arms seized is unspecified.

It was said that the Federal police coordinated with the Ethiopian Defense Force during the search effort and dozens of individual assault guns and group weapons. 

Apart from law enforcement operations, the police is working on restoring normalcy in the region — according to a report by the Federal Police. 

Last week, the provisional administration of Tigray introduced a deadline for those who are armed (either by TPLF or on their own) to surrender firearms to members of the Ethiopian Defense Force.

December 15 was the last day for people to return their guns voluntarily — licensed or otherwise.  It was since then that law enforcement bodies, including members of Ethiopian Defense Force, started house-to-house searches to disarm those who are armed. According to the provisional administration, it was an action pursuing  restoring peace in the region.  

About five hundred Militia groups in Enderata returned disarmed last week voluntarily

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