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Robbers in Mekelle, Tigray region, use Ethiopian Defense Force, Federal police uniforms

Robbers pretend as law enforcement bogies by using Ethiopian Defense Force and Federal Police Uniforms 

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Rising crime rate and security situation were among the key challenges in the post- TPLF Tigray.  Armed robbery and murder among the security challenges residents in cities like Mekelle were facing. 

A report by Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) indicates the situation is changing for the better.

Gebreegziabhier Hailu is head of the Mekelle City security office ( of the provisional administration). He told EBC that most of the armed robbers disguised themselves as members of Ethiopian Defense Force and Federal police when they carried out searches in residential areas on grounds of hunting illegal arms. 

That way they will get access to residential homes and loot valuables including cash and jewelry.  The source said it spoke to residents in different parts of Mekelle city, and they have confirmed that Ethiopian Defense Force and Federal Police uniforms were used for robberies. 

He also told EBC that they have made arrests, but the number is unspecified. “The security situation has improved but there are still challenges,” he added. 

As part of the measure to tackle the security problem, the security chief said that they have recruited youth from neighbourhoods and provided them with community police training. 

So far 1006 youth have been recruited and trained, Mr. Gebreegziabhier said. 

Furthermore, he said that the provisional administration is facing challenges to fully control the security challenge in the city. Shortage of regular police and lack of adequate vehicles for  a 24 hours patrol service are some of them, he said. 

It was reported earlier this week that private and public schools have reopened in Mekelle and other parts of the Tigray region. First they  were closed in connection with the Coronavirus situation, but the closure was extended due to the law enforcement operation in the region. 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Such statements by the official on the spot who is also one of the sons of those upright people must be brought to the front so it will be properly documented. The remnants of TPLF will try every tactic the honed during their heydays in the bushes. Stealing was their main source of income, the habit they seemed not able to shrug off after they marched into Addis/Finfine. They will continue to steal and kill during the robberies. That is their way of being ‘productive’. Just devil’s incarnate!!!

  2. Subject “Robbers in Mekelle, Tigray region, use Ethiopian Defense Force, Federal police uniforms” borkena, June 11, 2021

    Humble Commentary, 11 June 20121
    It is very sad to say but Ethiopia has a long, long way to go before we see stabilized peace seeking atmosphere. By any standard, Ethiopia was taken as an example and hope in socio-political and economic pillar in the Continent of Black Africa. It can happen, and will happen , with refreshed attitude and wisdom for stability and fraternity in our AFRICA..

    May the coming Ethiopian Election, on 21 June 2021, be historical political catalyst and example for a bright future of the Black African Continent. It is NOT impossible. Broadly speaking if the highly educated African Intellectuals — with the highest degree of doctor of philosophy from various highly acclaimed universities around the Globe — would fully and actively participate in the noble effort to awaken and change our dear Africa from the soothing comfort of historical ‘nap’!!!! It is possible.
    THE END

  3. Prosperity party stooge Chanting in the kindergardten of prosperity party “DEMOCRACY AT LAST. DEMOCRACY AT LAST.
    This is due to their Schizophrenia.
    ” However, ethiopia is dead and God had already left ethiopia , because she desobeyed and chose satanisim via prosperity party , sacrificing kids and raping women just as satanic church did during dergue regime at Bole.

    Al Mariam is sick and suffering from Schizophrenia. However, ethiopia is dead and God had already left ethiopia , because she desobeyed and chose satanisim via prosperity party , sacrificing kids and raping women just as satanic church did during dergue regime at Bole.

    Professor Al Mariam, advocate of genociders , is sick and suffering from Schizophrenia.

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