(By Mekete Tigray UK, 06 January 2020) –
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is trying to come out of the rabbit hole with serious difficulties and his explanations how the war in Tigray erupted contradicted with his recently appointed Interim Prosperity Party (PP) officials in Mekele and Amhara Regional State Police Chief Commissioner, Abere Adamu that he laid the blame for the conflict on the Tigray regional governemnt. He said that The Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) Northern Command attack “in the early hours of November 4, 2020” by Tigrayan forces triggered the war [see Abiy Ahmed Tigray war on Tigray announcement letter below].
Now a rather different version of events has appeared from Amhara Regional State Police Chief Commissioner, Abere Adamu. Chief Commissioner, Abere explained that the cascade of heightened preparations of events for the war on Tigray had been planned for some time between the Federal government, Eritrean Government and Amhara Regional government against Tigray Regional government well before the armed conflict broke out in Tigray [read Addis Standard report].
Amhara Regional State Police Chief Commissioner, Abere said that members of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) armoured mechanized forces stationed near Humera, and had been ordered to “to face the enemy”.
Amhara Regional State Police Chief Commissioner, Abere revealed that Amhara regional state had “already done [its] homework,” and “deployment of Amhara forces had taken place in our borders from east to west to support the Federal Army. The President of Amhara was allegedly also aware that a war on Tigray was going to take place. The war started that night after we have already completed our preparations,” he told his audience” and received rounds of applause from the audience.
Moreover, “Ataklti Haileselassie, Interim Mayor of Mekelle city who was appointed by the Tigray regional state interim administration, admitted the presence and participation Eritrean forces in the armed conflict in Tigray”, Addis Standard reported on 04 January 2021 [read the full story].
These clearly showed that the Amhara militia, Eritreans Army and the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) had deployed their forces into west, East, North and South of Tigray well ahead of 4th November 2020 to invade Tigray from four directions.
PM Abiy Ahmed may try to convince his supporters but not the rest of Ethiopian people what sparked off the war. The Ethiopian people will not be manipulated by unelected overzealous liar who sold Ethiopia’s sovereignty to the archenemy of Ethiopia, Isaias Afeworki and put Ethiopia’s unity in jeopardy.
All Ethiopian must realise one of facts that the war on Tigray has not been conducted “to save the country and the region from spiralling into instability” as Abiy Ahmed stated on his letter below. Tigray was the most stable and peaceful region since Abiy assumed his power in 2018. Abiy Ahmed has shut all communications; frozen Tigrayan bank accounts; blocked transports and no water and electricity since 4th Novemebr 2020. In addition, Abey has blocked humaniterian Aid to starve the entire population in Tigray.
Abiy treacherous premiership has killed thousands of civilians in Tigray, Oromia, Benishangul-Gumuz, Sidama, Welayta, Konso, etc., and destroyed people’s livelihoods all over Ethiopia. Abiy has allowed Eritrean Troops to invade and kill innocent non-combatants civilians in Tigray, destroyed and still destroying priceless historical and religious sites; looted and still looting Tigray irreplaceable historical artefacts and properties, and transported them to Eritrea and Amhara region.
Civilians in Tigray are now confirmed that “they are afraid of ENDF soldiers as they are taking revenge on civilians after losing the battle” on multiple fronts in Tigray [see EEPA Horn Situation Report below].
The Amhara regional government and PP officials are equally responsible for collaborating with the regime of Isaias Afeweki who has an interest to destroy Ethiopia. Isaias has succeeded in destroying Ethiopia’s unity and sovereignty.
Ethiopians, your country at crossroad and the worst is to come if you keep silent and condone lies and misinformation by traitors sitting at Arat Kilo led by Isaias Afewerki from Asmara. Let’s face it, Abiy is out of his depth to lead the great nation, Ethiopia. Hence, Ethiopian must rise to save their country before Abiy and Isaias commits further bloodsheds on innocent Ethiopians.
The video responses to questions from community members has been widely shared on Twitter and Facebook. Mekelle Mayor Ataklti Haile Selassie says “The Tigray transitional government is asking everyday why they [ Eritrean Soldiers] are here and they should leave. Click the link below to watch the Mekelle Mayor Ataklti Haile Selassie on the record:
Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 46 – 5 January 2021