The Ogaden National Liberation Front on Sunday officially ended it’s 27 years armed struggle against the Ethiopian government declaring ceasefire.
“ONLF declares Unilateral ceasefire from today – 12:00 pm, August 12, 2018 that and will cease all military and security operations directed against the Ethiopian Forces in Ogaden, until negotiated comprehensive cessation of hostilities is reached” a statement from the group partly read.
ONLF says that the move was in consoderation of “the call for peace by the current Ethiopian government leader PM Abiy Ahmed” and “positive steps” taken by Addis new leadership
ONLF stated that it will be Committed to peaceful negotiated settlement in the Ethio-Somali region.
“ONLF calls upon the Ethiopian government to reciprocate in kind in order to halt any further acts that could hamper the initiated peace process and hasten the proposed peace talks” it added.
Later on Sunday a high level delegation from the ONLF arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.