In a televised address to the people of Tigray, the Prime Minister said the airstrikes did not target civilians and targeted areas they considered dangerous.

“I urge residents to gather around the city to reduce the risk of unforeseen accidents,” he said.

The prime minister said the federal government’s war against the TPLF in the Tigray region was “a forced war.”

“They have attacked while the defense is asleep. They have attacked while they are in the world,” he said, adding that “not all TPLF members are our enemies. Our enemy is a force in the TPLF.”

Prime Minister Abe has been working to bring peace and prosperity to the country since he came to power, but this time the apostate forces within the TPLF have been obstructing our journey. It was hampering development; This force has isolated the people of Tigray from the Ethiopian people and prevented them from participating in peace and prosperity, ”he said.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said many bad things have been done in his name to make the people of Tigray hate other Ethiopians. They also accused him of violating the constitution

He also called on the people of Tigray to work with the Defense Forces to get involved in the development process.