Addis Ababa: Ethiopia’s prime minister has announced that he will join the army on the front lines against the rebels, while the country’s deputy prime minister will take over.
According to the International News Agency, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abi Ahmed has said that he has decided to fight on the front lines with the country’s army against the anti-government militant Tegrai rebels.
The decision to fight the Tigris rebels was made by Prime Minister Abi Ahmed after armed rebels announced they would march on the capital, Addis Ababa. Tigris rebels have seized several cities in the country.
Prime Minister Abi Ahmed has decided to fight on the front lines with the army and also announced to give full powers to the Deputy Prime Minister. Deputy Prime Minister will run the affairs of state.
Since November last year, thousands of civilians have been killed in clashes between the Ethiopian army and Tigris rebels. The clashes erupted after Prime Minister Abi Ahmed ordered a military operation in Tigrai.
It should be noted that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abi Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2019 for his key role in ending the long war with neighboring Eritrea and establishing peace.