TPLF Power Struggle? ESAT Reports Ethiopia’s NISS Deputy Esayas Sacked

By DeBirhan

The Diaspora based Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) has reported that the Deputy Director of Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Esayas Woldegiorgis, has been sacked together with his wife, who had worked in the same organisation. Esayas is now under surveillance.

Hadera Abera, who hails from Adewa area of Tigray region, is now assigned as the Deputy Director of NISS. ESAT also stated that Hadrea had worked as a security officer during the former Derg regime.

Until recently, Hadera worked as the Director of Foreign Service at Ethiopia’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS).

He was sacked by Getachew Assefa, the Director of NISS, without the knowledge and approval of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, ESAT added.

Esayas was the close ally of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and his widow Azeb Mesfin.

Azeb Mesfin was reportedly seen arriving in Dallas Airport, USA with her daughter last week, ESAT added.

Watch the full report and discussion on ESAT HERE.