Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends his last campaign event ahead of the parliamentary and regional elections scheduled for June 21 in Jimma, Ethiopia, June 16, 2021. REUTERS Tiksa Negeri File Photo
NAIROBI, Nov 26, Reuters - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is on the frontline with the army fighting rebellious Tigrayan forces in the northeastern Afar region, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting reported on Friday.
According to the broadcast, Abiy was wearing military fatigues and speaking to the television station in the Afaan Oromo and Amharic languages. Reuters could not verify exactly where it was filmed.
What you see over there is a mountain that was captured by the enemy until yesterday. Abiy said that they had a hat and sunglasses and now they are able to fully capture it.
He said the morale of the army is very exciting, and he promised to capture the town of Chifra on the border between Tigray and Afar. Today We won't flinch backward until we bury the enemy and ensure Ethiopia's freedom. Abiy said we need to see Ethiopia that stands by itself, and we will die for it.