Abiy places a bounty worth 10mln birr on the heads of TPLF leaders

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed places a bounty worth 1 million birr on the of TPLF leaders |Photo: File
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed places a bounty worth 1 million birr on the of TPLF leaders |Photo: File

Dec 19, 2020 (Thessherald)–The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has announced a reward of 10 million birr for anyone who discloses any information or whereabouts of the TPLF leaders who have been on the run since the federal army took over the capital, Mekelle.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, the Head of Information Department at the Ministry of National Defense Force, Lieutenant General Asrat Denero said that the federal forces are on the mission to hunt down the top TPLF leaders and that anyone who discloses their hiding place will walk away with 10 million birr equivalent to $260,926.

“Anyone who provides information on the whereabouts of leaders the TPLF clique will be rewarded 10 million Birr,” the Ethiopian official was quoted as saying.

Since November 4, the federal government has launched a nationwide military campaign in an attempt to capture the leaders of the TPLF headed by Debretsion Gebremichael despite mounting international pressure.

Earlier this week, the European Union cut € 90 million to Ethiopia as a countermeasure to end the ongoing suffering of Eritrean refugees and internally displaced people in the Tigray region.

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