“The capital of Amhara and Gondar have officially welcomed the warmongering Messafint and his soldiers ceremoniously. As the illiterate man spoke the words of war, he was applauded by a hall full of young people whom some are university teachers, Amhara government officials and students.
“Tigraians should leave our land. They should leave. Some are still living in Gojjam. They should leave [to Tigray] and fight us from there. We will fight. If we are given the permission, Tigray is just a piece of cake for us. [Cheers and applause from the crowd]
Now, we are asking a permission [from the government of Amhara], Tigray is just nothing that we can conquer it easily.
You know the factories [in Tigray], we will bring these here. Somebody should bring those factories here, or we will move them here by force.” Said the leader of the armed group which is now closely working with the regional government of Amhara.