Gov’t won’t tolerate hooliganism, says Federal Police

Federal Police Commission said the government will take all the necessary measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the people.

In a press conference issued today, Zeyinu Jemal, Commissioner General of the Federal Police Commission, said the government won't tolerate hooliganism.

He said police have arrested 300-400 suspects in connection with the attacks carried out against civilians in Burayu and its environs during the past three days.

Moreover 300 sponsored suspects have been destined in the Addis Ababa demonstration staged today to denounce the attack.

Similar demonstration was also staged in Arba Minch, the Commissioner General stated.

According to him, hand grenades were seized from organized groups and there were attempts of robbery at Pissa and Merkato areas.

They also tried to incite ethnic conflicts by chanting racial insult. They also tried to grab guns from security officers, he added.

He said five people were killed and unknown number of individuals injured in the clash.

In general, the violence was intentional and meant to thwart the ongoing reforms in the country, the Commissioner General noted.

 Addis Ababa, September 17, 2018 (FBC)