ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia Army Chief General Seare Mekonnen is shot dead by his own bodyguard.
The incident of attack occurred in the capital Addis Ababa in an attempted coup.
Four senior officials killed in an attempted coup include :
- General Seare Mekonnen – Army Chief
- General Gezai Abera – Senior Military General
- Ambachew Mekonnen(PhD) – President, Amhara Regional State
- Ezez Wasie – Senior adviser of the president
PM Abiy Ahmed has said General Seare Mekonnen and another officer laid down their lives trying to prevent the coup attempt.
The coup attempt was carried out in Ethiopia’s Northern Amhara region against the administration.
Ambachew Mekonnen, regional governor was killed with his adviser Ezez Wasie.
The body guard is in custody.
The situation is under control as the arrests have been made.
Press release issued from the Prime Ministers office states H.E Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen President of the Amhara Regional Government and H.E Ezez Wassie, Government office advisor was killed from gunshot injuries sustained.
Regional Attorney General Migbaru Kebede also sustained heavy injuries and is currently undergoing medical treatment.
Who is Behind The Attempted Coup
The attempted coup was orchestrated by Brigadier General Asaminew Tsige in collaboration with other individuals.
Brigadier General Asaminew Tsige has been serving as the regional government’s Peace and Security Bureau head.
Many individuals involved in the coup have been arrested.
Search is going on to arrest the remaining.
The press release also suggests the situation in Amhara Region is currently under full control by the Federal Government.
The Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, General Seare Mekonnen and Retired Major General Gezai Abera were killed in Addis Ababa within the residence of General Seare.
The attack was carried out by the body guard of General Seare.
The body guard has been arrested.
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