The Peace and Security Task-Force of Ethiopia announced today that foreign nationals, TPLF and Shene terrorist group fighters who were fighting alongside al-Shabaab to destabilize the country had been killed during the measures taken to maintain peace and security in Ethiopia.
The Task Force said that remarkable activities have been carried out during the previous month of July to ensure peace and security at national level, Ethiopian News Agency reported.
“It is to be recalled that the task-force has reviewed the national security situations based on the threats identified in the previous months and the recommendation [was] put forward to taking law enforcement measures against terrorist and armed groups for maintaining the peace and stability of Ethiopia,” it said.
“In the measures taken by the security forces, the terrorist groups of Shene, TPLF and citizens of other countries who lined up together with al-Shabaab were destroyed,” the Prime Minister’s National Security Adviser Redwan Hussein mentioned.
The armed groups which tried to infiltrate through eastern Ethiopia from 21 July 2022, were successfully thwarted by the joint efforts of the national security forces.
Redwan recalled the attempts that threatened the rights of citizens to live in peace and to destabilize the security of the country.
“Al-Shabaab’s attack in the eastern Ethiopia was not only self-initiated, but rather many forces were also behind it where citizens of different countries participated in the attack.
“Likewise, there was an attempt in which members of the TPLF and Shene involved from within the country and foreign nationals, whose citizenships are not Somalis, also involved in the attack,” Redwan indicated.
According to the Security Adviser, “it has been confirmed that the citizens of neighboring countries as well as some citizens of western countries were also involved.
He believes that the recent attack against Ethiopia was an orchestrated attempt which has constituted a geopolitical interest and efforts to undermine Ethiopia’s effort not to exercise its policy of independence.
Recalling the attempts that threatened the citizens’ right to live peacefully in the country, Redwan pointed out that this is a persistent attempt to systematically disrupt Ethiopia’s efforts of developing its natural resources.