By Staff Reporter
ADDIS ABABA – (BORKENA) – Ethiopian athlete Tadesse Lemi survived a reported assassination attempt in Sululta town as he was driving to his residence. It happened last Sunday 31 December 2023, at 11:30 in a locality known as asir Kilo.
The assassins blocked the road the athlete was riding on and bumped his vehicle before they did the murder attempt, sources said.
Athlete Tadesse was rescued by traffic police officers who arrived at the spot unexpectedly. Had these police officers not happened in the area, the athlete would have gone for good, according to the news source.
It was said that the traffic police officers watched the vehicle of the assassins fleeing the area before they were caught.
Athlete Tadesse said that the murder attempt was done against him for the fourth time. He further said that his friends rescued him from one of the plots planned at the spot in the jungle, where he was having his regular training.
Athlete Tadesse Lemmi represented Ethiopia in various international championships in 800 and 1500 meters.
Kidnapping innocent peaceful citizens and assassination by unidentified bodies have become a common trend in Ethiopia. People are afraid of travelling out of Addis Ababa for security reasons.
Meanwhile, ten people who were driving back home after commemorating St. Kulubi Gebriel, in East Harerghe, were killed and some were kidnapped by individuals who requested millions of birr as ransom, sources said.
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