BREAKING: PM Abiy declares state of emergency in opposition Tigray region

November 4, 2020 (Thessherald)–Ethiopia’s government has declared a state of emergency in the opposition Tigray region, that will last for a period of six months, the prime minister’s office announced this afternoon.

Today, fierce fighting erupted in Ethiopia after the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) was accused of attacking the Ethiopian National Defense Forces Base located in Tigray region and attempting to rob the northern command of artillery and military equipment.

“The Northern command has been stationed in the Tigray region for more than two decades in service and protection of the people of Tigray from any threats.”

“It is to be recalled that in the past few weeks the TPLF has been arming and organizing irregular militias outside of the constitutionally mandated structure. The attack on the Northern Command has been premised on TPLF viewing the Ethiopian National Defense Forces as a foreign army rather than an army that has been protecting the people of Tigray for more than twenty years,” said the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a statement.

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