Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy has reportedly announced the start of “a special operation” against those who are attacking defenseless victims, i.e. the OLA.
This is strikingly similar to the start of ‘the law enforcement operation’ against Tigray in November 2020. Then a similar massacre of ethnic Amharas in Wollega was used as a pretext for igniting public anger, which served to give the operation much needed public support.
The OLA has demanded a “credible independent investigation,” into the attack that took place over the weekend, costing some 300 lives. They go further, calling for the investigation to consider what they call “all previous ones”.
The OLA claims that the perpetrators are wig-wearing, regime-affiliated militants masquerading as OLA fighters.
Whether the operation against the OLA will have the strength the invasion of Tigray had, or will turn out to be just a publicity stunt is impossible to know.
This attack may be aimed at deflecting public attention from atrocities committed against ethnic Oromos in Gambella by government affiliated Special Forces, or even turn out an attempt to mend increasingly fragile relations with Amhara.
As usual, your analysis is on the spot. Unfortunately, Abiy continues to fooling those who refuse to learn and those who are equally criminally twisted alike.
History repeats itself again on Oromo people Abi not learning from Tigray now it’s time for Tigray government to stop all discussion with him instead let us unite with OLF and get read of this dictator of Ethiopia
Aby Ahmed regime has been conducting mass killings of innocent Oromo civilians by baking Amhara forces during war in Tigray. There were no killings of Amhara civilians in Oromia as Abyi Ahmed regime was caught with Tigray war. Despite atrocities done by Amhara Militias on Oromo civilians ,OLA was restraint from involving in such revenge attack on Amhara civilians living in Oromia . Now, Abyi Ahmed regime is relived from Tigray war and started the full scale battle field from Tigray to Oromia through publicity stunt media and diplomatic campaign .The mass killings of Oromo civilians conducted in Gambela, Amhara and in various Oromia zones but nothing has been said even with the existence of full video evidences .The new campaign against Oromo/OLA is preplanned and conspired by secret mass killings of innocent Amhara civilians by Abyi Ahmed security agents to spark public anger like the fabricated “macadera masscar ” for pretext of Tigray war.
Good analysis. Abyi Ahmed is trading with human lives to impose his own wishes .Ethiopia is boiling that leads to disintegration through horrible means .The IC must pressure Abyi Ahmed regime to save innocent people’s lives to guarantee peaceful means for the country’s political problems.
There are plenty of evidence that Abiy Ahimed and his likes massacred Civilians in Tole Gimbi area. 1. He denied independent investigation called by OLA 2. Emerging graphic video footages and pictures showing police and security personnels killing Oromo civilians living in Gambella city on the streets 3. The killings of civilians including the Karrayyu Abba Gadaa, in the East Showa zone by government security forces