Ethiopia Secures Release of Djiboutian soldiers held hostage by Frud Militants

ADDIS ABABA – The Ethiopian Government has been able to secure the peaceful release of six Djiboutian Army members who were held hostage by Frud militants, says the Ministry of Foreign affairs (MoFA) today.

“The government secured the release through careful intelligence and police operations in tandem with traditional support mechanisms from the Afar Regional Administration and local elders,” said Fesseha Shawel, Director General of African Affairs at MoFA.



The army members were handed over to the government of Djibouti, said Fessehan pointing out that Ethiopia and Djibouti are working together to enhance cooperation in peace and security.

The six Djiboutian Army members went missing after the ‘Armed Frud’ attacked an army post in an area called Garabtissan in the Tadjourah region on October 6, 2022.

Despite the recent attacks on its military, violence remains relatively rare in Djibouti a nation of about one million people located in one of the world’s busiest shipping routes where the Red Sea joins the Gulf of Aden.

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