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National Security Council discussed the security situation , “TPLF provocation”

The National Security Council  calls the extensive TPLF military operation in the Afar region of Ethiopia “provocation” 

Temesgen Tiruneh _ National Security _ Ethiopia
Temesgen Tiruneh, Director of NISS, speaking to state journalists after national security council meeting on January 28,2022 in Addis Ababa (Photo : screenshot from FBC video)

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The National Security Council, whose head is Abiy Ahmed, on Friday had an evaluative meeting regarding the security situation in the country. 

According to a report by Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC),  the council evaluated it based on recent experiences, especially with TPLF incursions and the activities of  its supporters. 

The current situation of TPLF and what should be done next to ensure that it does not pose a threat  is discussed. The kind of measures that the government is intending to take and when they will be implemented are undisclosed. The TPLF renewed attack in the Afar region, which already displaced over 220,00 residents from the region, has been making news in the past few days. The council called TPLF’s military operation in the Afar region as “provocation.” 

Also, the council reportedly discussed, and evaluated, armed groups in Ethiopia that are said to be  working in coordination with TPLF and other terrorist groups. Armed wing of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF- Shane) operating in Oromia evaluated Al-shabaab and ISIS as  agenda items during the discussion, based on the FBC report. 

In that regard, relations with neighbouring countries from the point of view of security is discussed. Temesgen Tiruneh, Director of National Information and Security Services (NISS),  told Fana Broadcasting Corporate that terrorist elements sneak to neighboring countries following a security operation by government. Government will work with neighbouring countries to ensure that they are not supporting armed groups that are posing a national security threat to Ethiopia. 

Another important topic was evaluation of what the government called  informally organised armed groups that were created during TPLF invasion of the Afar and Amhara region of Ethiopia, and the circulation of illegal firearms including heavy weaponry. Government did not name names officially. 

Without doubt, that is going to be a controversial issue. In Oromia region, OLF armed wing, government calls it Shane, which has formed a formal military alliance with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), has been carrying out an incessant massacre targeting civilians, mostly ethnic Amharas, since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power over three years ago. The Oromia regional government has been claiming that it has weakened Shane and that there are no informally armed groups in the region. 

The TPLF military attacks in the Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia have caused the formation of militia and armed groups who played a crucial role in the military campaign to dislodge TPLF forces from both regions. Fanos were alsThe governmentart of the operations. 

There have been rumours that the Federal government is demonstrating discomfort about the Fano group. It will definitely be problematic to disarm when the threat from the TPLF is not reversed. However, the government did not officially make statements about it. What is know at this point is, based on FBC report, that an agreement has been reached among National Security Council members to give a formal standing to the informal armed grouped. What does exactly means? Time will reveal it. 

The Ethiopian Defence Force was discussed in the evaluative meeting too. It is said to be in a much stronger position in terms of manpower, arms and technology. 

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Restore the Crown’s adminstrative regions (ክፍለ–ሃገሮች) and draft a new constitution there from. Tribalism (ቡድን), and religion should be banned and recognize individual rights instead. This should be the starting point to a viable peace.

  2. In the middle of all these press briefings and interviews it is now reported that about 2 million citizens in Tigray, at least 200 thousand each in Afar and Amhara regions are facing real and present danger of starvation. We all know what starvation does. IT KILLS PEOPLE!!! Nobody should be proud of this and I will be holding every stakeholder responsible for the death of every citizen from starvation. This includes the biased foreign media. The first in line are Debre and his cabals. I will hold the federal government responsible for the death of every citizen from starvation both in Afar and Amhara regions. I hold foreign media responsible because it is building up the egos of the despots in the top echelons of the TPLF. It is fanning the flames of war by ‘grooming’ victors in the conflict. Every time Debre sends his riff raffs into empty barren hills of Afar and Amhara region we hear reports as if he has captured a swath of territory. A veiled ‘keep going, you are winning and winning’. I am not sure if Debre will soon be willing to come to a truce with his entire ego driven through the roof by drum beating foreign media.

  3. Fano is always needed to protect Amhara, Afar and Ethiopians as a whole from Terrorists TPLF and OLF Shene , Sudan and Benishangul Gumuz barbarians. . Amharas are always under threat!!! Fano is a very reliable protector of innocents and unarmed people.

    Unless and until all Amharas are safe to live and move freely in Ethiopia and the attack by TPLF, OLF Shene and Benishangul Gumuz, and Sudan have stopped Fanos are needed and must stay armed!!!

    OLF Shene, TPLF and OLA and Benishangul Gumuz rebels must be disarmed before anything happens to Fano!!!!
    The Federal government has already shown that it cannot always be present on site to revert attacks or protect Amharas from genocide like it is happening in Amhara zone by TPLF, Wollega and Oromia zone by OLF Shene, Benishangul Gumuz, even by Sudan Army..
    Amharas and Amhara girls and children are daily abducted and murdered by OLF Shene and Benishangul Gumuz barbarians.

    FANO never has posed any threat to any one but proves to provide protection and helping the Federal Army in a much disciplined way.
    The Federal gov. should start to worry about OLF Shene and OLA besides TPLF terrorist who have no discipline and do not distinguish between innocent children and enemy. Actually they are enemy of innocent hard working people.

    So the Federal Government should go after TPLF, OLF Shena and OLA Oromia and the bloodbath of Amhara, Wollega with the daily slaughter of innocent Amhara and Amhara children.

  4. PM Abiy is playing dangerous political gamble against Amharas.
    This time is more important than ever for Amharas to stay together and protect very each other and your protecter Fano and never believe or accept any order coming from the PP government.
    Your strength and unity is your only salvation and respect..
    May God help and protect from evil plots and people.

  5. The Abiy cabal is not credible anymore. On one side Abiy boasts about unity, valor, patriotism and wraps himself in green, yellow and red. On the other end, his cadre, Adaneche’s undisciplined and brutal “police” massacre unarmed youth participating in Timket procession for carrying the green, yellow and red flag in broad day light. No accountability, no justice, just move along as if nothing happened. A little while ago, the dual Pastor and Prime Minister set free masterminds and financiers of the TPLF criminal gang, which a year ago, he claimed committed treason against Ethiopia by attacking the Northern Command. The so called “law enforcement operation” for which irreplaceable human lives were sacrificed, was shortchanged for Abiy’s megalomaniac dream of being everyone’s darling. Just a few months ago, the master of fairytales Abiy and his entourage were begging every Ethiopian from every corner to join the national quest for survival and avert the existential threat and help the national defense force. Now he is telling us via his puppets like Temesgen, it is time to wipe out these “irregular” units as well. The schizophrenic and multiple personalities of Pastor Abiy, Prime Minister Abiy, Project manager Abiy, Law enforcer Abiy, Judge Abiy, Executioner Abiy, Legislator Abiy, Pardon Giver Abiy, Educator Abiy, Student Abiy, Teacher Abiy, Lecturer Abiy, Tree planter/Gardner Abiy, Dam builder Abiy, Electricity Generator Abiy, Palace decorator Abiy, Soldier Abiy, Commander in Chief Abiy, ………, ………, ……….., …………., Ethiopia first Abiy, then Oromo first Abiy………..these are too many personalities for Ethiopians to cope up with on a daily basis. These listed ones alone require some 24 or so different hats, that many pairs of shoes, a soldier’s uniform, a pastor’s robe also include a foreman’s hard hat.

  6. Hailu Yeuneh
    “Restore the Crown’s adminstrative regions (ክፍለ–ሃገሮች) and draft a new constitution” No more Tribalism and cannibal political agenda.
    So far that is the only proven system that lived long with full rule of law protection, foreign invation and peace without the rampant kidnapping and murdering of innocent people

  7. Prosperity OLF Shene is cannibalizing Amhara people. There is no law in Ethiopia but a lawless criminal supporter of Shene and babysitter of Sebhat Nega by lair PP government..

    Now only fighting for your lives, families and livelihood is the only chance left and a must action to do before all Amharas are all dead and gone. It is only a matter of time before it knocks everyone’s door. Rich, poor, educated, peasant, farmer, young or old, inside and outside of the country and etc..must support each other and must organize, fight and save your lives and children. There is nothing to lose but gain because there is no government that represent Amhara. Those dancing with PP are all hodam Amharas, the main reasons of the carnage of Amhara..
    The only way is UP because Amharas have reached bottom.. There is the huge number, unity and whatever strengths necessary to overcome and stop collaborated, synced and systematic ethnic cleansing and carnage of Amhara.
    Amharas. must speak and behave in the same way and let Shene or TPLF understands that you can speak their language.
    Keep your lives and familis safe.
    NO More leaving your house and properties to subhuman Shene or TPLF cannibals. Dump sell out Temesgen Tiruneh !!!

  8. Temesgen hasn’t learnt what Amaras expected of him, He is an embarrassment to all Amharas. He hasn’t learnt how his previous or now bosses behave when it comes to their perspective ethnic groups?

    When Amharas are targeted for ethnic cleansings, massacres, displacements and property lose due to Shene and TPLF theft and loot to further Amhara’s genocide such irresponsible speech coming from Temesgen is adding more sufferings to Amhara problems whom he is supposed to represent.

    Temegsgen must step down. He does not represent the interest of Amhara!!! This proves his has not used his position to represent Amharas but is own greedy and shameless interest.
    Temesgen is hurting Amhara!!! He should leave from his post.

  9. Kay, you are absolutely right. Instead of arguing over the useless talks, speeches and cheap shows of Abiy and his PP, lets examine your statement. The administrative regions, ክፍለ–ሃገሮች were established to facilitate administrative efficiency, to lay out the fundamental taxation system for the central government, and to strengthen modern governance in Ethiopia. The Aweraja, Wereda classifications were used to devolve power from center to periphery, The administrative regions were drawn, taken into account, the historical patterns of settlements of the various ethnic groups in the country, and paying attention to the traditional rulers and their various customs. The claim for unitary government , one language domination, one religion etc are shallow and vituperative but belie the reality on the ground. Over eighty languages and dialects have survived. True, by a historical incident, Amharic has become the working language of the government since the 14th century. Asymmetrical developments of rural vs urban Ethiopia was misdiagnosed and wrong surgeries were done in 1974. The disease was never cured. The failure of the agricultural sector has been exacerbated. After 17 years of Military rule and 30 years of barbaric tribalism of EPRDF and now Abiy and his PP, what did the average Ethiopian get? A 3000% increase in price of one loaf of bread, an eye popping 80,000 % price hike for 1 kg of beef, a 100,000% price rise for one chicken…… and on an on. In 1974 taxi drivers in Ethiopia, mainly Addis Ababa, revolted against the proposed 22 cents a a gallon increase in the price of 1 liter of gasoline, this was about a 28% increase and mainly owing to the OPEC crises, Some fifty years later, taxi drivers are massively enjoying the 80-90% inflation on a liter of gasoline in Ethiopia. Thank you very much.

    (As usual, the Tigray region was then anti Ethiopia, as it is now. Hence, the first Woyane movement of the 1940s was a revolt against the new tax system of the Imperial government post liberation from fascist Italy. Details of these rebellious movement by Banda sympathizers of the fascists is deliberately covered up because it shows they were using remnant weapons from Italian Invaders, had regional leaders that were anti Ethiopia and anti central government and pro fascists. It is always amazing how the original Woyane supporters and their descendants want to prosper at the expense of other Ethiopians, refuse to pay taxes and demand what they do not deserve).

  10. Time isMirror. Indeed time is a mirror!!! Thank you for putting the historical fact so factually and eloquently. Looking back 17+30 years ago and after thousands if not millions murdered people, mismanagement, waste, theft, corruption and lawless government history now shows how a better and more advance system has been placed by those loyal and brilliant former administration under the Monarchies. The Judicial system was very fair and independent from the govt. unlike then the Derg, Woyane and now Abiy and PP were Abiy is the judge executive, and the legislature.
    Government interference has become the norm and is used as a tool to abuse and repress anyone’s human rights on the basis of personal vendetta. Those people are just following what the know and learned from Derg and Woyane and they have no ability to seek or search for a better and democratic system. Therefore Abiy grew old being part of repressive government and that’s where he found it easy to switch when he is pressed with fundamental human rights issues. For him jailing and repressing is all the answer he know and no one should expect fairness or different from him. It is like you do not expect Hyenas hanging around with Cows.

    Of course Woyane the banda rebellious movement started right after the fascist left Ethiopia with the help of Britain. Like you said they started another fight with remnant weapon Woyane inherited from the fascist and Britain had to squash down that rebel. That is where prospering themselves by looting and murdering Amharas and placing wedges between Oromo and Amhara ideas were conceived to achieve their goal. Initially they used to treat Oromos as their enemy and fools. They even used to use the term as “they will take and eat their butter by giving them cooking oil “.

  11. Corrected,
    Time isMirror. Indeed time is a mirror!!! Thank you for putting the historical fact so factually and eloquently.
    Looking back 17+30 or 45 years ago and after thousands if not millions murdered people, mismanagement, waste, theft, corruption and lawless government history now shows how a better and more advance system had been placed by those loyal and brilliant former administration under the Monarchies. The Judicial system was very fair and independent from the govt. unlike then the Derg, Woyane and now Abiy and PP were Abiy is the judge executive, and the legislature.
    Government interference has become the norm and is used as a tool to abuse and repress anyone’s human rights on the basis of personal vendetta. Those people are just following what the know and learned from Derg and Woyane and they have no ability to seek or search for a better and democratic system. Therefore Abiy grew old being part of repressive government and that’s where he found it easy to switch to when he is pressed with fundamental human rights issues. For him jailing and repressing is all the answer he know and no one should expect fairness or different from him. It is like you do not expect Hyenas hanging around with Cows.

    Of course Woyane the banda rebellious movement started right after the fascist left Ethiopia . Like you said they started another fight with remnant weapon Woyane inherited from the fascist and it was squashed down with the help from Britain. That is where prospering themselves at the expense of others were conceived by looting, murdering Amharas and placing wedges between Oromo and between one another until they achieve their goal. Initially they used to treat Oromos as their enemy and fools. They even used to use the term as “they will take and eat their butter by giving them cooking oil “.

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