AMHARA STATE DEPLOYS ITS FORCES TO NEIGHBORING BENISHANGUL GUMUZ STATE;

NEWS ANALYSIS: AMHARA STATE DEPLOYS ITS FORCES TO NEIGHBORING BENISHANGUL GUMUZ STATE; MOVE FOLLOWS RECENT KILLINGS OF SECURITY FORCES BY ARMED REBELS

Amhara Special Forces arriving in Bulen Woreda in Benishangul Gumuz Region. Photo: Bulen Woreda Communication Bureau

BY SIYANNE MEKONNEN @SIYAANNE 

Addis Abeba, September 13/2021 – Amhara special forces were deployed to Bulen woreda of the Metekel zone in Benishangul Gumuz regional state, Bulan woreda communication bureau announced on September 12.

The communication bureau said that the Special forces from the neighboring Amhara state “were welcomed” by residents of Bulen town, in Metekel zone, 1 km in the outskirt of the town. The statement added that the local community are expecting the Amhara special forces to work in a spirit of patriotism to return sustainable peace to the area and exterminate “messengers of the Junta” and “remnants of the T.P.L.F walking around carrying its ideology and school of thoughts.”

On September 09, the Benishangul Gumuz state security bureau accused Gumuz armed rebels of killing five security forces and one Chinese national in the latest attack in Metekel zone.

Earlier in August, an armed group accused by the regional government of belonging to the Gumuz community killed five members of local militia in Bulen woreda, which has been the scene of recurring violence that caused the death and displacement of hundreds of civilians.

THE NEWS OF THE DEPLOYMENT OF AMHARA SPECIAL FORCES COMES IN THE BACKDROP OF ON AND OFF TENSIONS BETWEEN AUTHORITIES OF THE TWO REGIONAL STATES PARTICULARITY OVER THE OWNERSHIP STATUS OF METEKEL ZONE ITSELF

The regional government and the Metekel Zone Integrated Command Post recently announced the finalization of preparations to take final and decisive measurements against ‘TPLF agents’ operating in Metekel and Kamashi zones. The warning came after regional government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  in May of this year with an unnamed “armed group” with incentives to integrate members of the armed group into local administration in a bid to bring a lasting solution to the security crisis in the region. The regional government went on to appoint 25 former members of the unidentified armed group to two regional, three zonal and 16 woreda level leadership positions in July.

The news of the deployment of Amhara Special Forces comes in the backdrop of on and off tensions between authorities of the two regional states particularity over the ownership status of Metekel zone itself, which Amhara officials at times lay claims on.

Tensions between the two regional states were running high particularly after the killing in April 2019 of at least 18 members of the Amhara community in various localities of Metekel zone. In what was described at the time as a retaliation offensive by armed militia from Amhara region, “several dozen” members of Gumuz and Sinasha communities were killed in just two days in three Kebeles (localities) in Jawi Wereda, bordering Banishagul Gumuz regional state, in the first week of May 2019.

Due to this claim on the ownership status of the Metekel zone itself, officials of the two regional sated often trade blames against each other but both were unable to contain the violence, especially in the Metekel Zone which continued to claim the lives of civilians.

The tensions between the officials of the two regional states went up last year in December after the late Abere Adamu, former Commissioner of the Amhara Regional State Police Commission, announced that the region’s police was requesting the federal government to “either be given the responsibility or for the federal government to intervene” in Benishangul Gumuz state in order to stabilize growing security crisis in Metekel zone of the region and secure the safety and security of civilians.

Gembir Betish, a resident of Bulan Woreda told Addis Standard that two days after the deployment of Amhara Special Forces, the community is yet to tell the outcomes. However, he added that things are “so far so good.” AS


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2 Comments

  1. This deployment of the Expansionist & Chauvinist Amhara forces to BG is just a prelude to the coming all-out war Abiy and his Amhara Neftegna backers have been preparing for…Abiy has been running around Africa to drum up diplomatic support from African States for his, end-of-rainy-season,
    Turkish-Drone-supported, ground offensive against the people of Oromia, Tigray, BG, Sidama and all resistance forces of the South! His henchmen in all of the so called ‘Regional States,’ have been rounding up the Empire’s youth and ‘training’ them for a war bound to be one of the most brutal wars against the colonized people of the Empire yet! MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT: GIVEN TIME, THESE LEECHES WILL KILL AS MANY PEOPLE AS NECESSARY FOR THEM TO STAY IN POWER AND RETAIN THE WEALTH OF THE COLONIZED SOUTH FOR THEIR EXCLUSIVE USE AND ENJOYMENT!

    Let us DENY THEM THAT TIME, by standing with the Oromo Liberation Army AND all the other Liberation movements to get rid of this Parasitic State known as Ethiopia once and for all, along with its Amhara elite leeches and their puppets among our people

  2. I completely agree with the assessment of the commentator above! Time is of the essence here! Abiy is going to DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to save the Empire from collapsing under his watch, because he knows his NECK as well as that of his PUPPETS will be on the line if it does! The operational word here is WHATEVER it takes! His murderous Amhara militias are preparing to murder, burn, pillage, and rape the people of Oromia & Benishangul-Gumuz into SUBMISSION with a genocidal war they are about to launch once the rainy season ends in a month or so! They have been waging the same WAR OF EXTERMINATION against the people of Tigray for the past ten months already!

    Abiy and his puppet Generals are also feeling a bit cocky right now, because they believe the Turkish Drones purchased with ACCESS to the wealth of Oromia and the people of the South offered as collateral to the Turkish Dictator, are going to be a “game changer” for their TDF AND OLA battered rag tag of an Army!

    By the way, Shhhh…don’t mention Afghanistan please! Abiy’s puppet Generals (Bacha Dabale and Birhanu Jula specifically may just cut out and bolt, abandoning their Master, the Mommy-anointed 7th King of Ethiopia…LOL)

    America’s Predator Drones, a much more DEADLY AND SOPHISTICATED WEAPON OF TOTAL WAR, FAILED to DEFEAT an 8th Century, Feudal Guerrilla force, the Taliban, over TWENTY years of CONTINUOUS BOMBARDMENT! The TDF & the OLA do not lack the Military Brains to ADAPT as needed, but these Ethiopian Amhara Leeches AND their cohorts must NOT be given the time they need to recover from the massive defeat inflicted upon them already, by the TDF and OLA! The People of Oromia, BG, AND all the colonized peoples of the South NEED TO RALLY AROUND THEIR LIBERATION FIGHTERS SO THAT THE MURDEROUS AMHARA MILITIAS AND ABIY AHMED ALI’S ARMY ARE DEFEATED COMPLETELY AND THOROUGHLY! PEACE IN THE HORN OF AFRICA WILL ONLY COME ONCE THE AMHARA ELITE ARE STRIPPED OF THE VEIL OF STATE SOVEREIGNTY! ETHIOPIA MUST CEASE TO EXIST IN ITS CURRENT FORM!

    LET US FIGHT TO BRING FORTH AN INDEPENDENT AND SOVEREIGN OROMO REPUBLIC! LET US STAND WITH OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE OROMO LIBERATION ARMY!

    WAQAA GURRACHA OROMO WALIIN!

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