Former president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan has called for peace in the ongoing feud between Ethiopian soldiers and soldiers of the Tigray Defence Forces.
The former president who is ECOWAS Special Envoy in Mali and Chairman of the international Summit Council for Peace (Africa) spoke on this in a statement titled ‘Ethiopians should meet as brothers, not as combatants.’
Jonathan revealed that it was time for Ethiopia to sheath her sword and result to dialogue in resolving its issues.
He maintained that Ethiopia is at the heart of Africa which makes her very important. The former president begged for the return of brotherhood and asked that they see one another as comrades.
Jonathan said: “I call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in the conflict between the Ethiopian government and those opposed to it.
“is strategically important to Africa, being at the heart of the continent, and of our efforts at continental unification,
“So much progress has come out of Ethiopia over the last few years, and this forward match ought not to be halted. I urge everyone in that blessed nation to recognise that they are all brothers and sisters of one motherland, Ethiopia.
“That being the case, it is certainly more profitable to meet as brothers than to meet as combatants. Thus, I make this urgent appeal for all to move from battleground to common ground.”