Police Says TPLF Forces Planning to Carry out another Massacre in Mekelle

ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopian Federal Police Commission on Thursday said forces of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)  are planning to repeat Maikadra massacre in Mekelle city.

“We have received information from the public that the extremist TPLF Junta group is working on a plan to repeat the recent genocide in Maikadra,” the Commission said.

The accusation came two days after the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said an atrocious massacre of civilians has been committed by TPLF supported group in Maikadra town.

EHRC’s probe has confirmed that the TPLF forces killed more than 600 people and injured many more on the basis of their ethnic group on Nov 9, 2020.

The Police on Thursday alleged the same group is now planning “to kill non-Tigrayans living in Mekelle, strangle them, and loot and burn their property”.

According to the Police, the plan involves putting on uniforms of the Ethiopian Defense Forces and open fire on civilians, and, then implicate that the federal government in the crime.

“We are, therefore, urging all Ethiopians and the international community to be aware of the TPLF junta’s plan and to give no currency to the group’s propaganda,” the police said in statement.