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PM Hailemariam expresses his deepest condolences over loss of life in recent conflicts

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has expressed his deepest condolences to families of victims who died due to the conflicts occurred recently in various parts of the country.

In a statement he issued on current affairs yesterday, the Premier said conflicts which could affect the peace and stability of the country have occurred in various parts of the country, including in higher learning institutions.

The conflicts resulted in loss of lives, displacement of people and also caused damages to public and private properties, he said.

The renewed conflicts at the Oromia and Ethiopian-Somali regional states’ border areas, in particular,  has been causing death, displacement and property damages, he said.

He described the atack committed on natives of Ethiopian Somali regional state sheltered at a police station at Gadle kebele in Dirolobi woreda (district) as a massacre.

The government of Ethiopia denounces the atack, he said, adding a task force has been set up to investigate the cause of the atack.

The government will take the necessary measure once the investigation is completed, he said.

He further said the government will investigate the cause of the conflicts that occurred at Chelenko, Oromia regional state and make public the results of the investigation.

The Premier said his government, in partnership with the public, will work determinedly to address the problem which could hamper the age-long culture of unison of the people of Ethiopia.

The Prime Minister finally said that the government will do all it can to ensure the safety of its citizens and guarantee peace and security across the country.


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