ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopia is more than capable of attaining the objectives of the law enforcement operations launched in Tigray regional state by itself, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday.
The Prime Minister ordered a military operation against the TPLF forces following the federal army bases in Tigray Region attacked on November 4, 2020.
“Thanks to the exceptional valor and commitment of its sons and daughters, Ethiopia is more than capable of attaining the objectives of the operation by itself,” Abiy said in a statement issued today.
The Prime Minister described the campaign in the Tigray region as an effort “to uphold rule of law” and added the operation “is progressing well”.
“By advancing rule of law and holding accountable those that have been looting, destabilizing Ethiopia, we will lay the foundation for lasting peace and harmony,” he continued.
“Those who are committing crimes against humanity and peace will be held accountable,” he said. “We remain steadfast in our resolve to justice and rule of law.”
Authorities have already issued arrest warrants for prominent members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) who, the government said, engaged in gross human rights violations, killings and grand corruptions.
Prime Minister Abiy has appointed an interim administrator to take over the running of the state, as fighting continues between federal troops and local forces.
Reports say thousands of people fleeing the conflict have been pouring into neighboring Sudan while many are demonstrating in several towns across Ethiopia to show support for the federal army.