Chief of the Army Staff Ethiopia Shot Down in Coup Bid Attack
Chief of the Army Staff Ethiopia Shot Down in Coup Bid Attack. In Ethiopia, the chief of staff of the army was shot down after being hit by bullets. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that on Sunday.
The prime minister appeared in national uniform on national television to report the news. He did not, however, say anything about the health condition of General Seare Mekonnen.
The prime minister had previously reported that a coup had been averted in the region of Amhara, in the north-west of the country. No further details were released on this either.
The US embassy in Addis Ababa issued a security warning. On the website, you can read that the embassy is aware of “reports of violence in and around the city of Bahir Dar”.
There is a call not to travel to Bahir Dar and Amhara. Those who are already in the area are advised not to go outside.
Since he came to power in Ethiopia after two years of unrest in April 2018, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been trying to democratize the country. He also worked on economic reforms but is regularly confronted with recurring tensions.