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Ethiopian troops arrest TPLF top commander

Jan 09, 2021
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ADDIS ABABA – Weeks after ending operations within the Tigray region in Ethiopia, the ENDF troops have arrested several perpetrators of the violence including the head of ringleaders of the TPLF Clique, Sebhat Nega, the National Defence Force announced.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had sanctioned operations within the Tigray region after suspected Tigray People’s Liberation Front [TPLF] fighters stormed the Northern Command, where they abducted several soldiers following disagreements with the federal government.

Sebhat Nega is the chief of the renegade group who was leading the strategy of instability that occurred in the country over the last 27 seven years before the reform and orchestrated the atrocity the TPLF clique committed against the northern command of the national army and the war the renegade group waged against the country.

ENDF’s Deployment Department Head, Brigadier General Tesfaye Ayalew told ENA has been captured in a hideout situated in a hostile strip difficult to trace. He said the ringleader had been on the radar for several weeks following skirmishes in the region.

“As we promised, the gallant and diligent National Defense Force in collaboration with other security institutions has made the vast exploration of the desert, valleys, and mountains of Tembein to discover the hideouts of the hiding TPLF Clique ringleaders.”, Brig.-Gen Tesfaye underscored.

The hideout of Sebhat has been discovered by a close raid undertaken jointly by the Federal Police and the National Defence Force army, Brig.-Gen Tesfaye stated, the state affiliate Fana reported, Friday.

Bodyguards who were escorting the TPLF Clique ringleaders including Sebhat Nega have been killed by the national army while defending to defend their bosses. Totally, five culprits including the Head of the TPLF clique, Sebhat Nega have been captured.

They include:

1. Sebhat Nega, the head and strategist of the TPLF Clique.

2. Lt -Col Tseadu Rich – Wife of Sebhat Nega and a retired physician in Army Hospital.

3. Colonel Kinfe Tadesse who betrayed the National army.

4. Colonel Yemane Kahisay also betrayed the National Army.

5. Asgede Gebrekiristos who joined the TPLF Clique from inland have been arrested today.

Ganesh Meles who was the wife of Maj-Gen Hayelom Araya and joined the TPLF Clique from the US where she was living for many years das died falling down to the ground from a top place while trying to escape the manhunt, added Fana.


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