The United State of America embassy in Ethiopia has issued a security alert following reports of gunfire in Addis Ababa, the country’s capital.
There were reports late on Saturday that there was a coup attempt in the country’s Bahir Dar, with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appearing on Television, saying that the situation has been put under control.
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Below is the American Embassy’s statement:
Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Addis Ababa
Event: The Embassy is aware of reports of gunfire in Addis Ababa. Chief of Mission personnel is advised to shelter in place.
Actions to Take:
Shelter in place
Employ sound security practices.
Remain aware of your surroundings, including local events.
Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations; monitor local news stations; and follow the instructions of local authorities.