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Ethiopia claims conflict in Oromia state under control

Ethiopian Government Spokesman Negeri Lencho delivers a speech during a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on December 2, 2016. ( Minasse Wondimu Hailu – Anadolu Agency )

Ethiopian government said the conflict in Chora and Dega districts of Bunno Bedele zone in Oromia regional state is under control.

Minister of Government Communications Affairs Office, Negerri Lencho,  said the local communities’, community elders’ and security forces of the regional government intervention has contributed much in peace restoration endeavors.

As peace has restored to the areas, rehabilitating the people who displaced due to the conflict has already begun, he added. According to Negeri, around 43 people allegedly suspected of instigating the conflict are under arrest.

Negeri said the acts of some media houses that broadcasted stories that would aggravate the situation are unethical and unacceptable.

He noted that the social media have also used the incident unethically to spread wrong information.

Negeri warned those media houses to refrain from such unethical acts. He also expressed government’s deep condolences for the families of the deceased.

Source: ENA

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