ADIGRAT — The Federal Republic of Ethiopia has as of today November 21 gained control over Adigrat town, which had been taken over by the militia clique of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
This new development has been communicated in a statement released by the Ethiopian Prime Minister Mr Abiy Ahmed.
According to the statement, the advances the Ethiopian Defense Forces have made in the past few days of the rule of law operation is commendable.
“Our forces have now fully liberated Adigrat town from TPLF militia as of today, following the control of the surrounding areas last night. Citizens of the cities and towns under Federal command in the Tigray region are already easing into the regular routine with the protection of the Federal Police,” it reads.
The statement also explains that other citizens in the Tigray region and those that have fled have the firm commitment of the Federal government that they will be supported to resume their lives with normalcy.
“ Together with the rest of Ethiopia, we will work to ensure that all humanitarian needs will be addressed. A high level Federal committee overseeing humanitarian relief operations has sent fact finding missions to make assessment for adequate and timely response,” Mr Abiy says in the statement.
The Premier adds that his committee will also work with relevant stakeholders to return and reintegrate back into their locales all citizens that have fled over the past days.
“The overall safety and well being of the people of Tigray is of paramount importance to the Federal government and we will do all that is necessary to ensure stability prevails in the Tigray region and that our citizens are free from harm and want.”