Terrorists and senior Junta leaders have been arrested for plotting to destabilize the country.

Brigadier General Tesfaye Ayalew, head of the Defense Forces Deployment Department, told ENA that action has been taken against generals, senior officers, line officers and their bodyguards who defected from the army and joined the junta.

Brigadier General also said that the Joint Defense Forces, the Federal Police and the National Intelligence and Security Forces have intensified their search operations.

According to Brigadier General Tesfaye, seven Junta leaders, including the former president and vice president of the Tigray region, as well as leaders who defected from the defense and joined the junta were also arrested.

The action taken against them accordingly:

1st. Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abdul-Jalil concludes: Former Chief of Defense Logistics and now Chief of Logistics
2nd. Brigadier General Gebrekidan G. Mariam, former head of Defense Indoctrination, joins Junt after retirement
3rd. Ten senior officers
4th. Two linear officers
5th. He was a former deputy commissioner of the region and had defected from the police and joined the junta.

The Brigadier General also said that the Junta leadership, which was the highest authority in the region, had been arrested.

These are:

1st. Abay Woldu died- former president of the region
2nd. Dr. Abraham Tekeste died- former Vice President of the region
3rd. Dr. Redaie Berhe, the head of the regional auditor
4th. Dr. Mulugeta Yirga, a former head of the Regional Statistics Agency
5th. Mr. Okubay Berhe, head of religious affairs
6th. Getachew Teferi died – former head of the regional president’s office and head of peace and security
7th. Kiros Hagos, the head of the region’s social affairs department, said she had been arrested.

In addition, two senior officers who defected from the defense and joined the junta were arrested. Colonel Gebre-Egziabher Ambaye and Colonel Tirfi Assefa told ENA.