At least three civilians are reported dead
Barely a day after the Ethiopian Defense Chief of Staff, Field Marshal Berhanu Jula, said that the Defense Force does not have any agenda against FANO, during a speech in Jimma, an incident involving a clash between FANO and the Defense Force occurred in North Ethiopia
On Wednesday, there was a reported exchange of fire between the Ethiopian Defense Force and FANO Kobo, North Wollo.
Ethiopian Media Services (EMS) contacted individuals from the area to get information about the individuals.
Semaw Takele, is a representative of Ethiopian Citizens For Social Justice (EZEMA) in Woldia, only about thirty kilometers south of Kobo. He confirmed to EMS that there was indeed an exchange of fire between the Defense Force and FANO.
According to the report, Defense Force members headed to FANO positions in the rural areas and opened fire on FANO. But it only lasted for hours and the defense force members returned to Kobo town where they met with resentment, according to the report. They think that the Defense Force should not go after FANO.
At least three people are said to be killed in the ensuing clash between the Defense Force and residents. All of the victims are civilians. And one of them is said to be a 15-year-old boy.
It is noticeable that FANO forces are popular in the region.
Ethiopia’s government communication affairs Ministry did not remark about the situation at this writing.
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