Ethiopian federal troops entered Jijiga, capital of Somali Region

This morning, heavily armed Ethiopian troops have been observed patrolling the streets of Somali Region capital, Jijiga. The troops have surrounded the Somali Region TV station and other government facilities.

It is reported that the troops are in pursuit of Somali Region president Abiy Iley who has been inciting violence against the federal government and refused to come to Addis Ababa for consultation.