ArrestedJunta leaders, including former Tigray regional president, arrive in Addis Ababa
The Joint Task Force, the Federal Police, and the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) continue to prosecute members of the terrorist TPLF, who have been working to disintegrate the country.
Seyoum Turbo, commander of the 3rd Brigade 3rd Brigade in the Eastern Command, said the army had searched for wanted men in a series of incidents.
He said the public’s support for the security forces is in the hands of the Defense Forces, adding that he is working hard to provide the Ethiopian people with the information they need.
TPLF Junta leaders arrested
Terrorists and senior Junta leaders have been arrested for plotting to destabilize the country.
Brigadier General Tesfaye Ayalew, head of the Defense Forces Deployment Department, told ENA that action has been taken against generals, senior officers, line officers and their bodyguards who defected from the army and joined the junta.
Brigadier General also said that the Joint Defense Forces, the Federal Police and the National Intelligence and Security Forces have intensified their search operations.
According to Brigadier General Tesfaye, seven Junta leaders, including the former president and vice president of the Tigray region, as well as leaders who defected from the defense and joined the junta were also arrested.
The action taken against them accordingly:
1st. Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abdul-Jalil concludes: Former Chief of Defense Logistics and now Chief of Logistics
2nd. Brigadier General Gebrekidan G. Mariam, a former head of defense indoctrination, joined the junta after retiring.
3rd. Ten senior officers
4th. Two linear officers
5th. A former deputy commissioner of the region and had defected from the police and joined the junta.
The Brigadier General also said that the Junta leadership, which was the highest authority in the region, had been arrested.
1st. Abay Woldu, former president of the region
2nd. Dr. Abraham Tekeste, former Vice President of the region
3rd. Dr. Redaie Berhe, the head of the regional auditor
4th. Dr. Mulugeta Yirga, a former head of the Regional Statistics Agency
5th. Mr. Okubay Berhe, head of religious affairs
6th. Getachew Teferi, former head of the regional president’s office and head of peace and security
7th. Kiros Hagos, head of the regional social affairs department, was arrested.
In addition, two senior officers who defected from the defense and joined the junta were arrested, Colonel Gebre-Egziabher Ambaye and Colonel Tirfi Assefa, told ENA.