Cadres of the Abiy regime attempted to create conflict over resources between the Oromo and Somali people in the districts of Liban. They held a series of meetings with the local population blaming the Somali people of stealing Oromo resources and land. They attempted to organize a violent campaign against the Somali residents in the area. A joint effort by OLA officers and local elders has succeeded in foiling this attempt through mediation. The historical and cultural bond between the Oromo and Somali people will not be broken by the callous politically-motivated machinations of the Abiy regime.