By Patrick Soko
The Zambian Government has sent condolences to the Federal Democratic Republic Ethiopia following the killing of four senior government officials.
The armed attacks saw the assassination of among others, the Chief of Staff and the regional governor of Ahmara Region.
Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Emmanuel Mwamba said Zambia condemned the attacks that occurred in Addis Ababa and Bahrda cities in which the President of the Ahmara Region and Head of the Military were killed.
He said Zambia and Africa had welcomed democratic and economic reforms being spearheaded by the government of Prime Minister Dr, Abiy Ahmed and was therefore saddened by the attacks against his government.
He wished the President, Prime Minister and the people of Ethiopia strength during the difficult period.
He was speaking on Sunday at the Diplomatic briefing called by both the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the matter in Addis Ababa.
Government of Ethiopia has assured that the attempted coup was quelled and perpetrators would be brought to justice.
Security in Ethiopia has been raised and security measures such as the cut in internet connections have been implemented following the armed attacks.
Government has named a retired Brigadier General who was recently pardoned and released from prison as having led the attacks against the Ahmara regional Government.