Gunmen Kill Dangote Employees In Ethiopia

Gunmen have killed three employees of a cement factory owned by Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote in Ethiopia’s Oromia region.

 

The three included an Indian national, Deep Kamara, who managed the plant, died alongside two Ethiopian employees.

 

According to local authorities, the workers were returning to the capital, Addis Ababa, from the factory, when the gunmen waylaid them. It says that the motive of the attack is not known.

 

Meanwhile, Dangote is expected in the country on Thursday to hold an emergency meeting with the workers and factory management.

 

Oromia has been plagued by violence for the past two years over political and economic grievances by Oromo youths – despite being the country’s largest group.

 

The Dangote Cement Factory was commissioned in May 2015 and is the largest such plant in the country.

 

The country remains in a state of emergency, which was imposed in February a day after the then Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned.

 

He was replaced by Abiy Ahmed, the first prime minister from the Oromo ethnic group, which is the largest in Ethiopia.

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