A top Liyu Police Officer
That defected from Ogaden Region
Human Rights in preach by Liyu Police (Ethiopian Janjaweed)
In Ogaden Genocide is being committed by Liyu Police,a paramilitary police
trained and funded by Ethiopian government. The worst atrocities took
place the first three years of Liyu
Police campaign (2005-2008).About 10,000 civilians are massacred by the Liyu
Police. These civilians are massacred by accusations of being ONLF
Most of these people are massacred in Fiq, werder, Degeh-bur, Jigjiga,
Korahey Provinces and their districts. And Remote villages that is far from the
sight of the town peoples.
Reasons behind these massacres
Ethiopian Government decided to wage a crackdown against any one that may
assist in the Rebels for food, water and resources especially the young men and
the young women and to terrorize the teenagers that can join the fighters of
Founding the Liyu Police ( Ethiopian Janjaweed)
1n 2005, Ethiopia trained a new fighting force to put pressure the Ogaden
resistances. The idea belongs to Regional President of Ogaden, Abdi Mohamoud
Omar at that time Chief of Security and Justice and and Da’ud Ah-maar that time
the Regional President of Ogaden. Abdi Iley proposed a motion (Liyu Police
Force) to the Regional Parliament to be passed those rejected what sent to
jail. Then Abdi Iley presented this idea to the Ethiopian dictator, Meles
Zenawi that hailed the idea. At that time Ethiopian Prime Minister, Zenawi
declared a war both politically and militarily on Ogaden after the ONLF raid of
Obale gas-field exploration.
The First 7-Regiments of Liyu Police
After six months of training the Regional President held a secret
meeting-locally known as the meeting of Garowe-with the Liyu Police (Ethiopian
Janjaweed) in a hall and told that they were trained to fight against ONLF and
Most of these fighters aged between 18 and 20 but commander were between25
and 30 year-olds.
These teenagers were street children and uneducated and have no idea the
rights of the citizens and the rights of human being.
The Regional President told the Liyu Police in the meeting of Garowe, to
guide the women for their ..... and the men for the bullets of the gun and
First Operation conducts by the 7-Regiments of Liyu Police.
They started the districts of Hamaro, Sagag, and Dhuhun of Fiq Provinces.
Massacring large number of civilians that accused of being ONLF sympathizers
these people are mostly killed by hanging from trees and girls are gang-raped
and then murdered.
The Extra-judicial killings committed by these 7 regiments
These 7- Regiments mistakenly and inhumanely murdered the youth in Dhuhun,
the young men and the young women in Hamaro, the young men that slaughtered in
Degeh-bur and teens that summary executed Denan and Dakhato.
As a former top Liyu police officer that defected I was first eye-witness
for unaccountable massacres when the Liyu Police increased in number.
I am sure that these massacres are responsible by Ethiopian government and
carried out by her Militia of Liyu Police (Ethiopian Janjaweed).In 2007,The
Village of Gudhis at least 125 villagers massacred by Liyu Police and then
burned the entire village to the groun. At that time the towm-of Galalshe was
burned to the ground and killed her residents.
When the number of Liyu Police increased
The new Liyu Police was joined by old Liyu Police to gain experiences from
the first 7-regiments. Within these 7-Regiments I was in the regiment of number
nine that stationed in the Duhun district and I was operating the vicinity of
Duhun(Dhuxun) and all the villages surrounded by and the mountains of
One day, the village of Ayun (Cayuun) 4 children aged 7, 9,11,and 13 were
driven and brought to me to investigate. I told my commanded that they were too
young to carry political issues. Unfortunately the kids were hanged by commander
In 2008, the district of Hamaro, A disabled young woman was accused of
being an ONLF cashier. She needed hospitality but unfortunately she was hanged
from a tree and this barbaric act was carried out the regiment of 12 especially
sub-unit of 2 ordered by Commander-in chief of regiment 12 stationed in Garbo
town, Abdi Kafi, this auction hailed the Regional President Abdi Mohamoud Omar
(Abdi Iley) and reiterated heroic action and that commander fulfilled a good job.
Kill them all to make the number more
Merciless killings happens to the nomad people of for instance, when a Liyu
police is on operational duty they take every single person that encounters
them in order to make sure that their
information is not received by the ONLF rebels.
when ONLF and Liyu police clash each other and be casualties both sides the
civilians are killed to make the number of ONLF more and take picture to
appease the Ethiopian Army-Chief in Harare and reward more money for their good
job that they done.
For instance, the operation of Dakhato in June 2010, a joint operation
conducted by three regiments 9, 7 and 15 commanded by Telukow.43 nomads were
killed by increased the figure of ONLF casualties.
Just before this operation in March 1012, Regiments of 9, 4 and 12
commanded by Shi’alaqe Dhagawayne summary executed 148 civilians.
Barbaric actions of Liyu Police (Ethiopian Janjaweed)
As for Liyu Police every beautiful girl is for them whether she is married
or not. As the case of Yusuf Haabsade If any girl rejected them she is blamed
to be an ONLF sympathizer and either be killed both her husband and her or
Tortures being committed against the Nomads
Since the Liyu Police are uneducated and street children they beat to death
any person that encounters to get information about ONLF. Many people lost
their lives in this way.
Forcible Recruiting of Liyu Police Militia
It is called every tribal chieftain and ordered to bring at least 80
fighters for every single tribe. If any of these recruited fighter escaped from
the Militia they seek and capture then forced to kill one of his relatives or
kinship that accused of being ONLF Sympathizer when the person became murderer
he has nowhere.
Looting the property of the ONLF family members
Families that related to supporters of ONLF are confiscated their livestock
and slaughters for food by the Liyu Police. They also take the wives of ONLF
members with them for a reason if they don’t lie down their army and give up
their wives will be killed.
The doomed Remote villagers
After Sunset Liyu Police forces held a guard the entrance of a village for
waiting ONLF fighters that come for food. When ONLF fighters that come for food
and Liyu Police that has been at the gate entrance of the village exchange the
fire. The entire villagers lost both their lives and their livestock in this
way. Lots of Villagers humiliated in this way.
Worrisome events that brought by these annihilation
Many young men and young women fled this Ethiopian army brutality many fled
to neighboring countries and handed over Ethiopia and ended up in jails and
many more sought refuge to Kenya Refugee Camps many others crossed the sea
while many others capsized their boats and drowned in the seas.
The Names of War Criminals and the actors of the Ogaden Region
1.Cabdi Maxamed Cumar (Cabdi Ilay
2. Cabdilaahi Yuusuf weerar (Cabdilaahi Itoobiya)
3.Cabdi-raxmaan labo go’l
4.Cabdi Aaden waris
A million dollar question is why International Community turned blind eye and
deaf ear? When these war criminals will bring in front of ICC?