Tigray was deliberately targeted for an attack and have developed sentiment for secession from Ethiopia. “It is us [a reference to his party, Tigray People’s Liberation Front and leaders] who are engaging the people to push the idea that we can struggle together from within. Otherwise, people are thinking about secession… an open deliberate attack in opened on the people of Tigray. Members of an opposition party in Tigray, however, accuse TPLF leaders including Debretsion that the organization has been working to create a sense of secession in Tigray and to weaken Ethiopia. Abraha Desta, leader of Arena Tigray – an ethnic Tigray opposition party – in a Facebook post says that TPLF worked on secessionist sentiment in Tigray so as to enhance TPLF’s importance as bargaining power.
Source: Ethiopian News June 13, 2019 00:00 UTC