Command Post Arrests 835 Armed OLF Members For Disrupting Peace
Addis Ababa, January 16, 2019 (FBC) –The Command Post established to prevent conflict at Benishangul Gumuz and western Oromia regional states, has detained 835 armed members of OLF for disrupting peace.
In a statement it issued today, the Command Post said most public and private institutions that ceased rendering service due to security concern have now begun services. Business activities have also returned back to normalcy.
It said the active participation of the residents is increasing from day to day in exposing anti-peace forces and providing tip information to government bodies and to the Command Post in the efforts to recover looted properties.
Hence, the Command Post recovered 4 Bern machine guns, 61 Kalashnikov guns, 105 old-fashioned weapons, 8 pistols, different types of bullets, 9 Isuzu trucks, 2 ambulances, 5 minibus, 26 motorbikes, computer, mobile phones, Sim cards and printer, among others.
The Command Post also rejected allegation of conducting airstrike in the area. These posts are intended to deceive the people.
There is no reason to carry out airstrike since there is no anti-peace peace force which could even capable to hold face-to-face combat with the small number of ground forces deployed by the government in the area, it said.
Admitting that banks were robbed, the Command Post said exaggerated news contents were spread over social media regarding the robbery.
It said it will soon disclose the amount of money taken and who were the mastermind behind the robbery.