Coup Plot: Ethiopia Arrests 225 Suspects, Investigation Continues

The unrest in Ethiopia will not derail the reform process, the prime minister’s office has said.

A high-level investigation is underway by a joint task force, Press Secretary Billene Seyoum told reporters in Addis Ababa.

She said the coup attempt happened in four locations within Bahirdar, namely the Amhara region president’s office, the guest house, regional police commissioner’s office and the home of the deputy police commissioner.

The number of apprehended suspects has reached 255 and is most likely to grow, especially from the Amhara region.

She also said chief of security Asaminew Tsige was killed by the regional special forces on the outskirts of Bahirdar as he was attempting to flee to Gondar in a tuk-tuk.

The spokesman of a political party promoting the Amhara ethnic group has been arrested in Ethiopia following what has been described as a failed regional coup attempt.