Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said in a statement that the operations by the Ethiopian army in the Tigray province will end soon. On twitter, he wrote: #Ethiopia is grateful for friends expressing their concern. Our rule of law operation is aimed at guaranteeing peace and stability once and for all by bringing perpetrators of instability to justice. Concerns that Ethiopia will descend into chaos are unfounded & a result of not understanding our context deeply. Our rule of law enforcement operation, as a sovereign state with the capacity to manage its own internal affairs, will wrap up soon by ending the prevailing impunity.
Abiy Ahmed, had earlier ordered a military response to an “attack” by the ruling party of the restive Tigray region on a camp housing federal troop. The military campaign in the north has “clear, limited and achievable objectives,” Abiy then wrote on Twitter. The operations sought “to restore the rule of law and the constitutional order, and to safeguard the rights of Ethiopians to lead a peaceful life wherever they are in the country.”