80 Ethiopian Troops Defected to Eritrea Amid Oromo Protests

File photo of 22 defected Ethiopian soldiers in Eritrea 

Around 80 Ethiopian soldiers defected to Eritrea in the central front (Zalambesa Area) the past few days. Most of the defected soldiers are reportedly from the Oromo ethnic group.

Ethiopian soldiers who arrived in Eritrea opposing the racist policy of the TPLF regime disclosed the regime is resorting to increased atrocities by imprisoning members of different ethnic groups.

They noted that many Ethiopian soldiers are defecting to different opposition organizations and fleeing to neighboring countries opposing the brutal and harsh measures the TPLF regime is taking against the Ethiopian people.