Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (HAN) January 16, 2015 – Public diplomacy and Regional Security and safety news. Breaking News – Training and conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks in Addis Ababa is thwarted.
Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the country is protected at all times from attacks by the Somali militant group al-Shabab but is asking its citizens to be vigilant
The Ethiopian intelligence agencies found the group, while they are recruiting, taking part in military training and conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks in Ethiopia to establish ISIS style group in Oromia, Somali zone, Afar zone and in Eritrea.
The ISIS style group founded by Two British nationals are facing up to seven years in an Ethiopian jail after they were accused trying to establish an Islamic State in the country.
British Foreign Office has confirmed the detention and is providing assistance
Geeska Afrika Online security reporter in Addis Ababa investigated sources and found that, Ali Adros Mohammad and Mohammad Sharif Ahmed, who have reportedly lived in London, have been jailed for between four and seven years after they were charged with terrorism offences in Addis Ababa.
Intelligence sources found that, Mr. Mohammad Ahmed, traveled from Somaliland’s capital Hargeisa and is now jailed in Addis Ababa.
Last October, Ambassador Taye Atske Selassie, of Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, spoke to international diplomats in Addis Ababa.
“We would like to assure our diplomatic community in Addis that we are taking every step that al-Shabab will not have foothold, not only in the city but also in this country,” he said.
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