Ethiopia rescues kidnapped Djiboutian troopers

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has introduced the discharge of kidnapped members of the Djiboutian Protection Drive who fell into the arms of FRUD militants within the Horn of Africa and whose captivity had sparked ripples within the area.

Ethiopia’s international affairs division confirmed the incident with director-general Fisha Shewal, saying the federal government with the cooperation of the Afar regional authorities secured the discharge of six Djiboutian troopers who’ve since been handed over to their nation.

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Ethiopia’s federal authorities, he added, was working intently to resolve insecurity points alongside the border with Djibouti, which might hamper the bilateral relationship between the 2 nations, which have labored collectively for many years.

Djibouti’s Ministry of Protection mentioned seven troopers had been killed on the Tadjourah Regiment of the Djibouti Military in Garabistan on the night of October 6, 2022, which additionally injured 4 troopers; six others are reported lacking. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Djibouti’s president, promised that “all these crooks will probably be prosecuted, arrested and dropped at justice.

FRUD, a militant splinter insurgent group from the Entrance for Restoration and Democracy that claims to be combating for the autonomy of the Afar individuals, has kidnapped individuals within the two nations. The Afar individuals reside in each Ethiopia and Djibouti.

Djibouti accused the group of finishing up “heinous and criminal acts to terrorize and loot people from remote areas of the country” and mentioned reinforcements had been being dispatched and “the hunt is on.”

Ethiopia condemned the assault as “barbaric and cowardly” and mentioned it stands in solidarity with the federal government and folks of Djibouti “at this difficult moment and expresses its full readiness to work closely with the Djibouti government to address the scourge of terrorism in the region.” ”

Likewise, the Government Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Growth [IGAD]Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, condemned the assault by an armed group and condemned the assault within the “strongest terms” calling it “criminal and cowardly.”

In Djibouti, the insurgent group FRUD has been designated a terrorist group and deliberate efforts have been made to neutralize the militants. The Horn of Africa is more and more house to an armed group, even after the African Union referred to as for a continent-wide ceasefire.

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