(Asmara) - A defecting Ethiopian soldier who arrived here recently said that the TPLF regime is stepping up its divisive ploy aimed at instigating conflict among various ethnic groups, and thus prolonging its stay in power.
The soldier, chief inspector of the south western Jimma federal police, Hussein Osman, stated that the regime is fomenting disagreement and differences among the ethnic groups under various guises so as to suppress any opposition of the Ethiopian people. It is particularly committing grave atrocities against members of the Afar ethnic group, he added.
The chief inspector further pointed out that a number of the TPLF regime's soldiers, including high-ranking officials are abandoning the regime opposing its divisive and racist policy. Indicating that the budget allocated for the Afar zone is being robbed by the regime's officials for their own personal interests, the defecting solider explained that members of the ethnic group who raise questions regarding the issue are being subjected to inhumane atrocities.
Hussein Osman who joined the Tigrean People's Liberation Front in 1978 and served with diligence up to the level of officer arrived in Eritrea opposing the TPLF regime's divisive policy and the atrocities it commits against the Ethiopian people.
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