the Indian manager of the cement plant owned by Nigeria’s Dangote Industries Limited in Ethiopia Deep Kamra was killed on Wednesday, Addis Standard, “Reuters reports”.
The Dangote plant, one of the ten established in Africa and outside Nigeria, was commissioned in May 2015.
The secretary and driver of Kamra were also shot by the assailants,
following an attack by unknown gunmen that took place while returning from the factory alongside two company employees,” a government statement said.
Dangote Cement is located in West Shewa Zone of the Oromia regional state, in Ada Berga District, Mugher Town, 85km west of Addis Abeba.
During the unrest, some vehicles belonging to the firm were torched by protesters.
Last year, Dangote threatened to shut its operations in Ethiopia if the authorities in Oromiya did not reverse an order to cement makers to deliver control of some parts of their businesses to local young people.
The country remains under a state of emergency imposed in February, a day after prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned.
Former army officer Abiy Ahmed has since replaced him. Since taking over amid the unrest that threatened the ruling coalition’s tight grip, Abiy has vowed “a new political beginning” including more democratic rights.
Thousands have been released since January, including journalists and dissidents who have been jailed for a variety of charges including terrorism.
Security forces are currently pursuing the assailants,”