Last eight months Issa Somali, Al Shabab terrorist group perpetrated a scores of terrorist attacks against Afar civilians, in Afar Regional State, in Ethiopia.
23/07/19, Issa Al Shabab elements fired on a bajaj taxi, in Afar Region ( photos ). The attack resulted in three fatalities. A woman and her three year old child and another man shot dead.
According to Mr Jean-Paul Lecoq, a French MP these attacks are the result of state sponsored terrorism by Ismaïl Omar Guelleh’s regime in Djibouti.
He says that Guelleh’s Issa-Somali régime support, finance Issa Somali Al shabab terrorist. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh Djibouti President, a Issa-Somali, is well known sponsor of Somali Al Shabab terrorists in Somalia.
3 weeks ago, another bajaj taxi was fired upon with three fatalities. There have been several similar Issa Somali Al Shabab terrorist attack this summer.
Earlier this summer on Saturday 27 April 2019, in Gewane, Afar Regional State, Al Shabab Issa Somali targeted, a Tigrean football team coach, on way back to Mekelle, Tigray, returning from a football match in Addis Abeba.
A leading Ethiopian footballer Amanuel Berhane was killed and six other severely wounded Tigreans footballers.
The Tigray Regional Government, at the time, issued a statement condemning the incident. They said it was working with the Afar Regional Government police and the Federal Government to identify the perpetrators to bring them to justice.
So far no terrorists were brought to justice. These Issa Somali terrorists are based in Somali Regional State, In Ethiopia. They strike from the safe-heaven and protection of Somali Regional State and complicity of his President Mustafe Omer.
What is worrying is Ethiopian is the Federal Government indifference. So far, Federal authorities have failed in their duties. Only the Federal Government has juridiction to pursue these terrorist cross regions. This nonchalant Federal authorities attitude towards these terrorists agressions are a threat to peace between Ethiopian communities and regions.
Afar civilians are regular victims of Issa Somali Al Shabab terrorists act ( more than 20 within last 8 months alone ) with Afar Regional State and Ethiopian Federal authorities indifference.
Afar civilians lives seem to be not as valuable as their other Ethiopian counterparts. Ethiopia’s media outlets don’t report attacks against Afar civilians. All terrorists innocent victims lives matter. Afar lives matter too ( #Afar lives matter. )
Ethiopia Federal Government seems to condone these Al Shabab terrorists attacks financed by Djibouti Guelleh’s regime.
Insecurity and terrorists attack is not in the interest of Ethiopia’s peace and and security. Afar people call on Ethiopia’s Federal Government for protection and to hold to account Guelleh’s regime for its support for Issa Somali Al Shabab terrorism.
Mohamed Hassan Fln
Xukko Cina ( Baxi nagreh meqem baxo ).
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