OLF Political Head Return Home
Two Ethiopian rebel group military leaders, Yonatan Dubissa and Abebe Geresu, on Monday, returned home after years of military preparations in exile following discussions with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
The two leaders who came to Ethiopia were joining the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and had been operating in Eretria.
Before joining the rebel group Yonatan Dubissa who was the among the founding member of Oromo People Democratic Organization (OPDO) was an active member within the Ethiopian government structure.
Geresu, who served in the rank of colonel in the Ethiopian military, also left the military in 2006 accompanied with more than 100 other soldiers of the Ethiopian army force to join OLF, which the Ethiopian government dubbed as a terrorist group.
Colonel Abebe Geresu has been fighting for the causes of the Oromo Liberation Front after he defected from the armed forces with 100 servicemen.
I have decided to come home and struggle peacefully as the current situation provides this, said Colonel Abebe, who fought for 11 years.
The two individuals returned home from Egypt with Ahmed, who returned home on Monday after a two-day official visit to Egypt over the weekend.
Some 32 Ethiopians who were jailed in Egyptian prisons have also returned home with the prime minister in addition to the two infamous rebel group leaders.