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Ethiopia : Pervasive assassinations happening in the Amhara region 

Two assassinations in less than a week in the Amhara region of Ethiopia

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Abdu Hussien, head of Shewa Robit Security Division. He was assassinated on Tuesday.

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What appears to be politically motivated assassinations are happening in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. From the incidents this year started as a targeted assassination against ruling party ( and government) officials. 

In April of this year, Girma Yeshitila, Amhara Region Prosperity Party Office head and senior party official was assassinated in North Shoa where he was on a working trip ( and it happened to be his birthplace too). 

Now the assassinations are targeting government officials in the lower level of government structure. 

Earlier this week, what are said to be unidentified gunmen assassinated three senior police officers (including the commander) in Dejen district of Gojjam. 

Yesterday, another assassination was reported from Shewa Robit, Amhara region of Ethiopia. Head of the town’s Security Division, Abdu Hussien, is reportedly assassinated by unknown gunmen. His funeral took place on Wednesday. The city administration has confirmed that those behind the attack are unidentified.  

Radical ethnic Oromo Nationalist Group whom the government calls as ONEG Shene has repeatedly pillaged the town in the past three years killing civilians and burning residential and commercial houses. However, there is no indication at this point if the assassination is linked to the radical ethnic Oromo group – that is said to have clandestine support from elements in the government structure. 

Shewa Robit is currently under the command post which is mainly from the Defense Force.  On Tuesday, the Defense Force introduced a curfew.  Movement of people and curfew vehicles are not allowed after 6 p.m., according to information from the city administration.  

The Ethiopian government’s decision to dissolve special forces of the region generated a great deal of resistance. It is grounded on the belief that the region is still facing an existential threat from TPLF forces and armed radical ethnic Oromo nationalist groups.   Tens of thousands of ethnic Amhara civilians have been massacred including in the Amhara region since Abiy Ahmed took office in 2018. 

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government is making new claims, this week, that it is carrying out a military operation against OLF radicals in the Oromo region of Ethiopia and has killed “hundreds of ONEG Shene members” 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Subject: “Ethiopia : Pervasive assassinations happening in the Amhara region” by borkena.com, July 5, 2023

    Needless to say, IT IS A TRAGEDY.TO THE ENTIRE BKACJK RACE AROUND THE GLOBE>>> YES, TO THE ENTIRE BLACK RACE.

    So, the ancient admirable country — full of history — is now turned to be a land of hood-looms.
    And so, the world-wide glorious country ETHIOPIA is turned to a land of vagabonds
    And so further, the Glorious BLACK AFRICAN COUNTRY turned out to be another victim of COLONIALISM >>> THE HISTORICALLY ANTAGONIST TO THE ENTIRE BLACK RACE ON EARTH. THE END
    ———————————
    FOOTNOTE
    By the way, it does not matter if BLACK AFRICANS have trillion degrees of doctor of philosophy on their fore-heads for eternity. Colonialism is the most smart ‘Alex’ born to be NATURALl obstacle to the BLACK RACE.

    DEAR HONEST AFRICAN: If in doubt, look around silently for another degree on the street !?!?!?

  2. Credible sources say that the Amhara bandits are killing the non-Amhara officials of the prosperity party in the region. The Amhara prosperity party could collapse and the bandits under the leadership the extreme Amhara tribal leader Eskendir Nega will take over the region. He is the proxy of the Eritrean dictator and Asmara will be his last hiding place.

  3. Mass murder, assassinations, and the use of hunger as a weapon of war are all unacceptable . All are vicious acts. Justice must be served for criminals.
    Fanos , shabiya and prosperity party killed children, patients, elderly women and men using hunger as a weapond of war .Could you picture the anguish a child or toddler goes through before giving up their souls? Everyone should oppose mass murder and the assassination of political figures, yet the Prosperity Party, the Amhara Fano, and other Ethiopian ethnic groups marched to wipe out Tigray, claiming many innocent lives in the process. Unless they are killed during a war, or armed conflict everyone must be hauled before the law.

  4. These thugs who do the kidnapping for ransom are both in Amhara and Oromia regions. What they enjoy is not public support in those regions but the indifference by the common citizens. Both Oromos and Amharas want to see these ruffians eradicated but they feel powerless to do it themselves due to exaggerated reputation of the might of these armed hoodlums. When some Amhara and Oromo local officials try to do something about it these demons will shoot and hack them to death. We have all heard about assassinations of such local officials and common citizens. There are still other gallant local officials who are trying to do away with these miscreants and what must be done is provide them the means with which they can coordinate their tasks. Supporters of these gangs who embedded themselves in the regional forces must be hunted down and expurgated. If the PM is against this then he should reconsider his current position but I don’t see that as a viable option or needed at this time.

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