Addis Ababa, December 24, 2018 -Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed yesterday met with members of the Republican Guard.
The Republican Guards undertook various rescue and combat scenario exercises to demonstrate their readiness in protecting higher government officials and their family, from any form of aggression by ill-intentioned forces.
The Republican Guard is a newly established part of the security apparatus tasked with ensuring the country’s constitution and constitutional order is defended from any harm, according to Office of the Prime Minister.
In its specific objective, the Republican Guard is mandated to use any means necessary in protecting the highest level of the country’s leadership from threats and attempted attacks.
Over the past 6 months, this force has been equipping itself with highly trained security personnel and materials required to effectively perform its duties.
Yesterday’s exercise was held to show the full capability and readiness of the Republican Guard in thwarting any imminent attacks, as demonstrated in the various exercises.