Top ONLF Leader Handed Down to Ethiopia

Top ONLF Leader Handed Down to Ethiopia File Photo

A top leader of the banned Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has been handed down to Ethiopia by Somalia government, sources said.

Abdikarim Sheikh Muse, known by his nickname “Qalbi dagah” was captured in the northern town of Adado town, 500km north of the Somali capital last Friday, according to reliable sources. Some Somali websites described him as ONLF’s main man and an Eritrean trained leader of the military wing of ONLF.

The same sources indicated that Abdikarim was flown from Adado to Mogadishu in military aircraft, escorted by government security forces on

Sunday and arrived in Bishoftu on Monday. No official confirmation had come from Ethiopian government nor from ONLF.

The ONLF has been fighting since 1984 for autonomy of the Ogaden region, which borders Somalia. The rebel group was among five organizations outlawed as terrorists by the Ethiopian government on 2011.

Tagged as:

Ethiopia News, Ogaden National Liberation Front, crime news


4522 Views Comments

10 Killed when Security Force Fired Live Shots on Protesters in Ambo

Addis Abeba, Oct. 26/2017 – At least ten people were killed today and 20 more wounded in a fresh round of protest that started on

4981 Views Comments

In Ethiopia’s Restive Oromia Region, 11 Killed in Continued Violence

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has not made any recent comments on the unrest that is engulfing major towns in Oromia, including those close to the

4196 Views Comments

Ethiopian, Egyptian Fleeing Deportation Re-arrested

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait (Arab Times)―An Egyptian man and an Ethiopian woman who escaped from the Deportation Center at two different locations were apprehended by security