(OLF News, April 22, 2011) Woyane soldiers, including two colonels, have defected from the Ethiopian regime to Kenya through the border. Among the defected officers, the names we have so far received are:
1. Colonel Hayla Mariyam Kumsa Wakayo,
2. Colonel Gemechu Kebede Furgasa, and
3. “Shaleka” Alemu Nemerra, (Shaleka is a commander of a battalion in Ethiopian Military rank).
The number of soldiers, who have defected under the command of these officers and have entered Kenya through the town of Moyale, are estimated to be somewhere between 50 to 60. While the defected military unit is said to be negotiating with Kenyan authorities, it is also reported that the Woyane regime is working to return this soldiers to Ethiopia illegally.
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– Source: OromoLiberationFront.org