Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – (African Boulevard News) – A senior official of Ethiopia’s Amhara ruling party has been shot dead by unknown gunmen while on his way back from an official visit to the region. The communications office of the region said the attack occurred approximately 250km (155 miles) north of the capital, Addis Ababa.
According to a statement released by the communications office, Girma Yeshitla was ambushed on April 28th while returning from an official visit to the area. The identity of the gunmen and their motives remain unknown.
Girma Yeshitla served as the head of the Amhara Democratic Party’s office in the Kemise area. His death comes as a shock to many and has sparked condemnation from political leaders in Ethiopia.
The Amhara Democratic Party is one of the four regional parties that make up the ruling coalition in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). The ruling coalition has been challenged by protests and political unrest in recent years.
The killing of Girma Yeshitla is the latest in a series of high-profile killings and assassinations that have taken place in Ethiopia in recent years. The Ethiopian government has been struggling to contain violence and unrest in various parts of the country since the resignation of former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in 2018.
The Amhara region has been a particular hotbed of violence and unrest, with clashes between ethnic groups and government security forces resulting in numerous deaths and displacements.
The killing of Girma Yeshitla has been condemned by various stakeholders within Ethiopia, with many calling for an immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. The Ethiopian government has promised to investigate the killing, with the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed condemning the attack and promising to bring those responsible to justice.
The killing of Girma Yeshitla has once again highlighted the need for Ethiopia to address its ongoing political and security challenges. It is crucial that the Ethiopian government takes steps to address the root causes of violence and instability in the country to prevent further loss of life and displacement of people.
In conclusion, the killing of Girma Yeshitla has once again brought the issue of political violence and insecurity to the forefront in Ethiopia. It is important for the government to take swift and decisive action to address the underlying issues that are fueling unrest in various parts of the country.