Addis Ababa: On Sunday June 23, 2019, conferring to Ethiopian Satellite TV and Radio, US Embassy Spokesman specified that Chief of Army staff was assassinated, head of Intelligence was allegedly under arrest, and Prime Minister went on TV in fatigues and tried to calm things and appealed to army for unity.
Earlier that week, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed specked on Amhara State coup attempt, he stated, The coup attempted in Amhara State, was fully under control, but later Chief of Army Staff was shot dead by his own bodyguard in what was described as a regional coup bid.
In addition to that the head of Ethiopia’s Amhara regional state and his advisor were killed during a coup shot, according to state media,
The Spokesman Billene Seyoum spoke that hit squad steered by Amhara’s security chief Asaminew Tsige surged into the meeting in state headquarters in Bahir Dar on Sturday and shot provincial president Ambachew Mekonnen and his adviser Ezez Wasie.men was seriously bruised in the attack and later deceased of the wounds, she added.
Several hours later, in another co-ordinated attack, the chief of the staff of the national security forces Seare Mekonnen and retired general (who had been visiting him) was slayed in his home by his bodyguard in Addis Ababa.
However, the bodyguard had been arrested while Asaminew was still on the loose, she added.
Gathered reports stated that advisory was issued by Indian Ministry of External Affairs [MEA], which urged its citizens to avoid travelling to Ethiopia or exposing or carrying valuable things in public or walking in dark streets alone.