Brigadier General Tefera Mamo is named as the special forces commander of the Amhara region. It is Agenehu Teshager, president of the Amhara region, who made the appointment on Monday.
Amhara Media Corporation (AMC) also said several other military officers have been appointed to lead the security apparatus in the region.
Brigadier General Tefera Mamo was a member of the Ethiopian Defense Force before he was jailed by the TPLF leadership over alleged coup attempts against the government of the late Meles Zenawi.
After being released from prison following Abiy Ahmed’s takeover as prime minister, he was appointed to serve in the security apparatus in the Amhara region, but that did not last long. He was removed and even arrested after the president of the regional state of Amhara, Ambachew Mekonen and two other senior officials, were assassinated in June 2019.
Social media activists have pressured the regional state of Amhara to appoint Brid. General Tefera Mamo as commander of the region’s special forces after TPLF leaders recently unveiled plans to invade the region in retaliation for what they believe to be an attack by Amhara forces.
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