Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed confirmed the shooting to death of Girma Yeshitila, head of the Amhara region Prosperity Party this afternoon.
The PM said that Girma was a victim of those who could not overcome differences of thoughts with their thoughts and that they “have stolen the soul of our brother.”
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed his grief over the death of Girma.
In a statement posted on his social media pages, the Prime Minister also said that Girma’s killing came at a time when resolving differences in a civilized manner is a culture.
He blamed the perpetrators as those who espoused “ultimate extremism” to try to persuade everyone who disagrees with them “with a gun” and have committed this “shameful and horrible act.”