In an extraordinary meeting held today in the Capital Jigjiga, the cabinet of Somali Regional State nullified the agreement which transferred Somali region state Kebelles of Candhayto, Candhufto & Garbo-Ciise to Afar State.
The illegal agreement came into effect in 2014 during the reign of Abdi Iley. TPLF forced Abdi Iley to transfer these territories to Afar state in order to compensate for the territories taken from them by Tigray State.
The cabinet decision comes in the wake of repeated massacres of Somalis living under Afar state jurisdiction in the Kebelles illegally ceded to Afar regional State. The latest massacre took place yesterday in place called Madane inside Sitti Zone in Somali region where 12 Somali villagers were killed by Afar security forces.
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