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Security forces foil terror plan of Ginbot 7

April 25, 2009

Addis Ababa, Apri

Addis Ababa, April 25 (WIC)  – A terror network and plan designed by Ginbot 7, a terrorist team formed by Dr. Berhanu Nega to wage armed struggle claiming that no options remain for peaceful struggle in the country, has been foiled by security forces.

The National Information Security Service (NISS) and the Federal Police told WIC that the terrorist team has established military and civil wings in the country spending millions of birr with the intent of forcefully dismantling the constitutional order.   

The military wing of the team involves few members of the national defense force as well as former members of the defense force fired by disciplinary measures, while the civil wing embraces members working at various governmental and private institutions.  

After rigorous surveillance works the NISS conducted over the secret terrorist networks for a longer period, the federal police arrested 35 suspects during the operation it carried out on Friday.  

Moreover, the federal police have seized various arms, bombs, computer and satellite communication gadgets, military uniforms, documents and other evidences during the search out it conducted carrying court search warrant.   

Investigations have already been launched on the suspects, the service announced, and thanked the public for the active participation the latter showed to foil the grand terrorist plan.

Source:Walta

Read response by the Ginbot 7 group (the group’s website)

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8 comments on “Security forces foil terror plan of Ginbot 7

  1. I read the news with a pinch of salt. I don’t think the so called Ginbot 7 guys are well organized enough to plot a coup. The news probably help Birhanu Nega’s party to be portrayed as a party that can challenge. So despite their press release, I think for Birhanu & co the news probably boost the Disaspora’s attention they have been in search of and may toast glasses of wine among themselves because more attention means more money.

  2. My assessment is Ginbot 7 is non existent organisation. It only exists in fantasy world Andargachew Tege. EPRDF is making a big mistake by giving it a publicity that the organisation has been gasping for. From this exaggerated claims it is only Ginbot 7 that would benefit. As it always has been, the opposition benefits from EPRDF mistakes than its own hard work.

  3. I think EPRDF is not that naive. Whether the so called Ginbot 7 get the boost it will remain limited to the cyber space and EPRDF knows this fact very well. But such a news may distract the people from concentrating on the coming election which might afect negatively the full support that the oppostion forces in Ethiopia should get. Unlike the KINIJIT guys, EPRDF give highest value for every parlament seat.

  4. I don’t know why Tenkolu and Taye judge such things so blindedly. Whether is Ginbot 7 or another party engaged in a plot, armed struggle is the only solution to Ethiopia’s problems. If you guys are hoping to see Lidetu or who ever win in the upcomming ellection, it will be ‘lam alegn besemay; wetetuwanim alay’.
    Kebede

  5. Dear Kebede,

    Your statment: “Whether is Ginbot 7 or another party engaged in a plot, armed struggle is the only solution to Ethiopia’s problems”

    Well! I agree with you in principle that ARMED STRUGGLE is may be the solution to our problem which is the TPLF.

    But one can not wage a war from a comfortable home, resteaurant or the McDonalds in Washington, DC and London, England. Please be realstic.

    Leaders have to be close to the battle field and to the soliders they are leading. In G7’s case – the opposite is happenning. Once again the children of poor Ethiopians will be in the line of fire – while the leaders are waiting to board the plane in the event of an opportunity to grab power.

  6. kebede, once Meles said , 16 or 17 years ago, “we not only can fight war but we can create it too”. The only beneficiary is Birhanu Negas & Co. I think EPRDF gets little as the people are used to manipulation of things like this.

  7. No. It is to create pressure on the American government to deport Birhanu to at least a third country. It is like retribution, – a sort of “I will show you who I am because you don’t stop picking on me or demonizing me”

  8. ANY WAY GINBOT 7 IS NOT TERRORIST NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! MECHEM TELAT LETELAT MIN SIYAME LISET YETEBEQAL?? YE GINBOT 7 ALAMA HIIB AYGEDEL, ULUM ZEGA EKUL YETAY, BE ERDATA SEBEBE YEMIGEBAW GENZIB WOYANE SUIZ ENA AUROPA YACHENANEQEWN GENZIB YE HIZIB NEWENA EZIB EYEREGEFE YE LEMIN YONAL, AGER YASHET YE AMARA MERET LEMIN LE TIGRAY AYSET, YE GAMBELANA YE LELAWEM MERET LE BAEDAN LEMIN YESETAL, MUSINA YEQUM,…. YEN NEWE EYALE YALEW!!! MANIM NESTA AYMIRO YALEW SEWE YE WOYANEN ALAMA AYDEGEFM ERASU WOYANE ENA BE WOYANE FIRFARI YEMITEDADERU KALONE BESTEQER.

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