The Oromo regional state government said on Monday that Oromo Liberation Front -Shane leader of the Southern Command surrendered to the government.
He is identified as Golecha Degina, and he had been leading the military wing of the terrorist Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) for about 14 years in the southern part of the country.
What was known so far was that the OLF military activity was not on Ethiopian soil until Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in 2018.
It was after his government invited all armed opposition groups to the country that OLF entered Ethiopia from its base in Eritrea.
Golecha Degina, said a report by state media Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, opted to struggle peacefully.
The new military alliance between Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Oromo Liberation Front (OLF -Shane) is said to have contributed to his alleged decision to surrender and struggle peacefully.
The Ethiopian Parliament designated OLF and TPLF as terrorist organizations in April 2021. OLF has been massacring innocent civilians in Wollega and Guji regions of Ethiopia. Thousands had been killed and hundreds of thousands of civilians had been displaced.
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