Ethiopia says Somalia helped in rebel leader’s ‘surrender’.

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia on Friday said a senior figure with the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front has willingly surrendered, days after the group accused neighboring Somalia’s security forces of kidnapping and forcibly extraditing him.

Ethiopia foreign ministry spokesman Meles Alem told The Associated Press that Somalia “played a facilitation role” in the surrender of Abdikarin Sheikh Muse.

The incident involving the ethnic Somali rebel leader has sparked outrage in Somalia, with some accusing the government of violating the constitution, which bars the extradition of Somali citizens to another country. Somalia’s government has not confirmed the extradition, and the intelligence chief has called it a “sensitive matter.”

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