Addis Ababa, November 04/2020(ENA) Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has ordered the Ethiopian Nationwide Protection Forces (ENDF) to take offensive motion towards the defiant Tigray Folks’s Liberation Entrance (TPLF).
In line with a press release issued by Workplace of the Prime Minister, on November 4, 2020, the defiant TPLF has attacked the Ethiopian Nationwide Protection Forces northern command primarily based in Mekelle, Tigray Area.
The defiant TPLF tried to rob artillery and army tools from the northern command publish that has been stationed within the Tigray Area for greater than 20 years in companies and safety of the individuals of Tigray from any threats.
Whereas the Federal Authorities has used all means to thwart a army engagement towards TPLF, a battle nonetheless can’t be prevented solely on the goodwill and determination by one aspect.
The assertion underlined that “The last red-line has been crossed with the attacks and the Federal Government is therefore forced into a military confrontation.”
“The Ethiopian National Defense Forces, under the direction of a Command post have been ordered to carry out their mission to save the country and region from spiraling into instability,” the assertion famous.
It’s to be recalled that previously few weeks the TPLF has been arming and organizing irregular militias outdoors of the constitutional mandated construction, it was indicated.
The assault on the Northern Command has been premised on TPLF viewing the Ethiopian Nationwide Protection Forces as a international military fairly than a military that has been defending the individuals of Tigray for greater than twenty years. Resultantly, TPLF has chosen to wage battle in Dalshah.
Over the previous months of continued provocation and incitement for the violence of TPLF, the federal authorities has maintained a coverage of maximum endurance and warning to be able to keep away from any hurt that such provocations would trigger the individuals of Tigray.
Along with federal authorities provocations, the TPLF by way of Almeda Plc- a textiles manufacturing firm primarily based within the area have been manufacturing army outfits resembling that of the Eritrean Nationwide Protection Forces, to implicate the Eritrean authorities within the false claims of aggression towards the individuals of Tigray.
Prime Minister calls up on the Ethiopian to stay calm, to be vigilant within the face of potential harassment, and stand by the nationwide protection forces within the important challenge.