Ethiopian Security Forces to Restore Order in Kemissie and Surroundings
April 8, 2019 (Ezega.com) -- The Ethiopian government will be taking steps to restore order in the latest areas of conflict in Amhara and Oromia regions, according to reports from ENA and FBC.
The National Security Council of Ethiopia issued a statement yesterday saying federal and regional security institutions will take all necessary measures, legal and proportionate, to restore order.
Ethiopia has experienced a breakdown of law and order in some parts of the country in the last few years. This has accelerated since Dr. Abiy Ahmed became Prime Minister.
Hardest hit areas are some parts of Oromia, Amhara and Souther Ethiopia regions, areas that saw several ethnic clashes and the displacement of hundreds of thousands.
Referring to the recent unrest in Kemissie, administrative center of the Oromo zone, the council said the loss of lives and property damages are unacceptable.
A team composed of regional and federal forces, including National Defense Forces, has been dispatched to the area to restore order.
The security council also called on the media to refrain from disseminating erroneous information that promote conflict and violence.
Describing the situation in Kemissie, the reports says "urban areas are now returning to stability, but there are exchanges of gunfire in rural areas."
An earlier video report on the situation in Kemissie can be seen here.