February 14, 2019 (Ezega.com) - Afrer months of standoff between the federal government and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), more than 1,000 armed members of the OLF have entered rehabilitation camps.
As reported before on this site, the OLF had refused to disarm its forces until recently, saying that there was no agreement that required it to disarm.
Since the OLF forces entered Ethiopia from Eritrea, they have been accused of cross-border raids into neighboring regions, blockage of roads and supply lines, and, recently, of armed bank roberries inside Oromia regional state.
According to the report, the soldiers are currently receiving training in camps located in Oromia regional state, including in Tolay military camp.
The trainees told media outlets that they chose to engage in a peaceful struggle because armed struggle has no benefit to the people, and they urged other armed groups to lay down arms as well.
The soldiers are being trained on the constitution, federalism and on the ongoing nationwide reform, among other things.