Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed accused of exterminating Tigrayans

REUTERS/TIKSA NEGERI - The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed

NAIROBI, Kenya - The Tigray leadership has accused the government of Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of unfairly targeting the people of Tigray, arguing that Addis Ababa was keen to completely kill generations of Tigray people in the northern part of the country.

Getachew Reda, the spokesperson of TPLF said Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki were keen to continue fighting in Tigray, adding that there was mass destruction of properties belonging to the Tigray people.

The spokesperson wondered why the international community was still mum on the offensive triggered by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces [ENDF] and their Eritrean counterparts, who are accused of using drones to target the people of Tigray.

He particularly condemned the Adi Daero Massacre in Tigray which saw hundreds of people killed by the soldiers, despite not having direct links with the Tigray People's Liberation Front. The massacre took place during the second offensive which was activated about three weeks ago.

"The Adi Daero Massacre is no doubt exceptionally tragic. It is a clear testament to the distance to which both Abiy Ahmed Isaias Afeworki is willing to go to exterminate the people of Tigray. There is a method to this madness and we have reason to believe such wanton destruction will continue," he said.

"What’s mind-boggling is not the twin-tyrants resolve to exterminate Tigrayans. What’s baffling is the International Community’s deafening silence in the face of such a tragedy. We know we are on our own but let there be no mistake about it, " Reda added.

Renewed fighting was activated about one month ago in the Tigray region after ENDF with assistance from Eritrea soldiers started using drones to attack the people of Tigray. In retaliation, the TPLF also started targeting the Amhara and Afar regions where hundreds of people have reportedly been killed.

The international community has been urging both parties to embrace a ceasefire, but it seems the approach may take a little longer. The United States is said to have called a meeting later on in Nairobi this coming week to discuss the best measures to end the alleged Tigray genocide.


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