Gen Adem Replaces Seare as Chief of Army

ADDIS ABEBA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed General Adem Mohammed as the new Chief of Staff of Ethiopia’s National Defense Force.

The prime minister’s office announced the appointment on Friday afternoon.

Gen Adem replaced General Seare Mekonnen, who was assassinated by his bodyguard as part of a plot to seize power in the northern region of Amhara.

Prior to his latest appointment, Gen Adem has been serving as director of National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS).

He has served exactly for one year as director of NISS, replacing the infamous spy Chief Getachew Assefa.

On Friday, the PM office also announced the appointment of Demelash Gebremichael as director Director of National Intelligence and Security Service and Lieutenant General Mola Hailemariam as Chief of Ground Forces.