- Posted June 30, 2014 by
Dozens of ONLF fighters graduate training on Sunday ,An ONLF Official
Fighters from Ogaden National Liberation Front graduated different courses of training instructions including emergency medical services and leadership as well as war tactics inside rebel territory, an ONLF officer ,who declined to be named as he was not authorized to speak to the media told Ogaden Online news (ogaden24.com .This comes only days after the Ethiopian Generals stationed at Ogaden region and the Ethiopian-appointed Abdi Iley ordered the regional administrators and its employees to take the guns in bid to fight against Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA),the group's army wing amid the deteriorating security in the region.
A graduation ceremony,which highly-positioned ONLF officials addressed to the new graduates was held which several cadres awarded with ranks in part of honoring their work ,the source added.
The regional president of Abdi Iley told the Jigjiga administration to take the gun to mitigate the dangers coming from the Ogaden National Liberation front.
" if you don't go to the war along with your wives who will assist you with water and other logistical supplies the region will be out of control and will fall into the hands of Eritrea-backed bandits of ONLF," Mr. Iley said.
Over the last three days fighters from Ogaden National Liberation Front waged very sophisticated and highly planned targets on several Ethiopian-held bases in Ogaden region,which resulted the demise of ten security men and several Degehbur administrators. Ethiopian Security forces arrested dozens of Degehbur and Guna'gado residents for reprisal.http://somalilandpress.com/ethiopian-security-forces-arrest-dozens-of-civilians-in-degahbur-52386
ONLF has been fighting against Ethiopian regimes since 1984 and wants its oil and gas-rich Ogaden region to gain full Independence from Ethiopian highlanders. Peace-talk between ONLF and Ethiopia stalled in Oct 17, 2012, after the ONLF refused to accept Ethiopian constitution which it says the Ethiopian constitution does not concern the Somalis in Ogaden.