Ambachew Mekonnen(PhD) president of the Amhara region and his senior adviser Ezez Wasie confirmed dead. They were shot while in the office yesterday evening. The federal government says it is a coup attempt.
Ambachew Mekonnen and his adviser attacked in their offices by ‘mercenaries’ in country’s north
Deputy Chief of Security of the Amhara regional state Alebel Amare told the regional media that bureau chief Asamenew Tsige is behind the coup. He organized regional security forces to conduct this coup he said. according to Bbc Correspondent in the Horn of Africa Bekele Atoma Boru
Four senior officials killed in a foiled Coup attempt in Ethiopia
• General Seare Mekonnen – Chief of Army
• General Gezai Abera – Senior military general
• Ambachew Mekonnen(PhD) – President of Amhara regional state • Ezez Wasie – Senior adviser of Amhara region president.
The State-owned ETV just confirmed the killing of Army Chief Seare Mekonnen and another senior military official General Gezai Abera.
Ambachew Mekonnen(PhD) president of the Amhara region and his senior adviser Ezez Wasie confirmed dead.
They were shot while in office yesterday evening. The federal government of says it is a coup attempt.#Ethiopia pic.twitter.com/aoGCUhtBKF
— Bekele Atoma Boru (@bek_boru) June 23, 2019
OFFICIAL: An employee at Addis Ababa's Washington Hospital confirms to me that Ethiopian Military Chief of Staff General Seare Mekonnen was assassinated in his home yesterday. His is one of three deaths of powerful state officials yesterday, confirmed as of now. pic.twitter.com/kLzsxjgFcO
— Zecharias Zelalem (@ZekuZelalem) June 23, 2019
Here's a thread on what I've just been told by @BilleneSeyoum, spokesperson for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed: Amhara Regional President, Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen was injured during an attempted coup in Bahir Dar. He died of his injuries. 2/
— Eyder Peralta (@eyderp) June 23, 2019
— Salem Solomon (@Salem_Solomon) June 23, 2019