The Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) announced that the army has destroyed three armed groups that attempted to enter the country from Sudan with the mission of salvaging the leadership of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
In his statement to the press yesterday, ENDF Deployment Chief, Brigadier General Tesfaye Ayalew said the subsequent action was taken against the TPLF trained militants who had fled to Sudan after committing the ethnic targeted massacre in Maikadra last year.
The aim of the groups was to rescue the fugitive TPLF leaders outside of the country, Brigadier General Tesfaye said.
He added the group has been supported by former ENDF leaders residing in the USA and Khartoum [in Sudan].
ENDF indicated on a Friday facebook post that some members of the groups who surrendered are in detention but it did not specify the whereabouts of the detention facilities.
“The force, which came from the direction of Hamdayet, departing from Humera has been completely destroyed. From among the 320-person estimated force, some died from thirst and others were either captured or eliminated. During the operation, armaments and satellite telephones as well as radio communication equipment and medicines were seized,” the ENDF revealed.
In addition, a document that appears to be a secret military agreement sent by few Sudanese generals to the terrorist group was found.
The brigadier general further revealed that the army has continued hunting down the TPLF leadership.