The Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed is at the battlefront as the army is on a mission to defeat the terrorists that have been killing hundreds over the past years.
The Ethiopian government on Friday released a video that shows Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on what is claimed is the frontline in the country’s yearlong war.
In the video, Ahmed walks with military personnel while wearing military fatigues.
In a recorded statement in the video, he made claims about having cleared enemy strongholds and said the conflict would continue “until Ethiopia’s freedom is ensured”.
Ethiopia’s government this month declared a state of emergency as fighters from the country’s northern Tigray region , in collaboration with fighters with the Oromo Liberation Army, approached the capital, Addis Ababa.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the war that erupted in November 2020 between Ethiopian forces and the Tigray forces who had long dominated the national government before Ahmed took office in 2018.
In his latest attempt to rally all able Ethiopians to fight what he now calls an “existential war,” the 45-year-old prime minister this week announced that he would go to the battlefront to direct the army , a dramatic move two years after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.