A terrorist network, with its roots in Northeastern Nigeria has allegedly made an entrance in Ethiopia.
Over the weekend, security forces in Addis Ababa announced the arrest of several suspected elements linked to Boko Haram and al-Shabab groups.
The Sidama Region Peace and Security Bureau in a statement revealed that the suspects were caught red-handed while planning to carry out terror attacks in various parts of Ethiopia in coordination with armed rebel outfits.
It, however, made no mention of the exact number of the suspects or the type of terror attacks and sites targeted in the plan.
The Sidama Region security task force disclosed that the operation was executed in collaboration with the Ethiopia National Defense Force and the Ethiopia National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS).
Unsurprised, Dr Maji Peters, a regional security expert, tells WADR that terrorism in Africa has moved from ideologies into a quest for economic gains.