Ethiopia investigates killing of Dangote country manager, two others

ESAT News (May 17, 2018)

Ethiopia says it is investigating the killing on Wednesday of Dangote Cement country manager, Deep Kamra, his secretary and driver in an ambush 55 miles west of the capital Addis Ababa.

The motive of the killing was not clear and no party claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. The manager and his staff were heading to the capital after a field trip to the Dangote Cement plant that became operational in 2015.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says his government is investigating the killings. He said those responsible for the killings would be brought to justice.

A report by Fana Broadcasting, a ruling party affiliate, says security forces are combing the areas in to find the suspects.

One of Dangote’s ten plants in Africa, the cement plant in Ethiopia is the largest in the country.

At the peak of anti-government protests in the country’s Oromo region in 2015, protesters had torched some of Dangote’s trucks. But the company has since mended fences with the community and has been running smooth.