Soldiers and police in the northern Ethiopian city of Mekelle have expressed concerns about insecurity, with one saying women were raped this week, after the city fell to federal forces during a war late last year.
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Went to Mekelle and met with commanders of the ENDF as well as the Provisional Administration of Tigray. Telecom & electricity currently being restored after repairs; infrastructure works underway & humanitarian relief provided. We will continue apprehending the criminal clique.
It's not enough for the Ethiopian military to tell the people of Tigray's capital, Mekelle, to "save yourselves from any artillery attacks." It has a duty to spare from harm even those who stay in Mekelle, not just threaten that "there will be no mercy.”
Civilians in the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region should ‘save themselves,’ a spokesman for the federal military said, amid plans to surround Mekelle with tanks and warnings that the rebel stronghold could be shelled