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Council of Ministers declares nationwide state of emergency

Addis Ababa, November 2, 2021 (FBC) – The Council of Ministers has declared nationwide state of emergency effective Tuesday November 2, 2021. The council discussed current latest developments in the county.

Justice Minister, Gedewon Temotiwos jointly with the Government Communications Service Minister, Legese Tulu is currently briefing the media on latest developments.

The State of Emergency is aimed to protect civilians from atrocities being committed by the terrorist TPLF Group in several parts of the country. The House of Peoples Representatives is expected to approve the State of Emergency with in 24 hours.

It is to be recalled that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed discussed with high level government officials on current affairs in the country yesterday.

The State of Emergency also stipulates citizens to bear resident ID cards wherever they move. Any illegal trading activity and involves economic sabotage is strictly prohibited.

Misuse of power given by the government and any illegal activity that might inflict mal-governance is prohibited by the state of emergency.

Anybody suspected over relation with the terrorist group will be detained without any arrest warrant

Random raid could be conducted by security forces, and unregistered arms will be confiscated by the government.

Any broadcast, publication will be banned if suspected of any moral or related support to the terrorist group, and institutions will be ordered to sack any suspected journalist accordingly, the Justice Minister said.


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