Gunmen have killed Deep Kamara, the Ethiopian director of Dangote, a leading cement manufacturing company in Africa.
The killing took place on Wednesday in Ethiopia’s violent prone area of Oromiya region while he was returning to the East African country’s capital Addis Ababa from the factory.
According toAddis Standard,Deep Kamara, and two more Ethiopians, a driver and a secretary, were shot dead by the gunmen.
A statement from the government said that “The company’s director died following an attack by unknown gunmen that took place while he was returning to Addis Ababa from the factory alongside two company employees”.
“Security forces are currently pursuing the assailants,” the statement added while appealing for help in identifying those behind the killing.
The Dangote Cement Factory in Ethiopia was commissioned in May 2015 and is the largest such plant in the country.
Ethiopia has witnessed repeated violent demonstrations since 2015, with protesters calling for political and economic reform, and an end to state corruption.
The prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed has signaled his resolve to push through with political reforms in the East African country after holding talks with officials from opposition groups and civil society.