ንዘልኣለም ተምበርኪኹ ዝነብር ህዝቢ የለን - Enough! ይኣክል! ! كافية

The "Battle of Togoruba" 15 March 1964

The Battle of Togoruba took place on 15 March 1964, and was the first battle of the Eritrean War of Independence which involved the Ethiopian formal army instead of police units as was the case before. In the battle, an Eritrean Liberation Front unit led by leader and fighter Mohamed Ali Idris (Aburjela) was able to defeat the Ethiopian Army which was greatly outnumbering the heroic fighters in number and type of ammunitions and armaments.In this battle 84 officers and soldiers from the enemy side were killed, and 22 were seriously wounded who most of them died shortly thereafter. From the brave Eritrean army 18 fighters were martyred and 3 others were wounded.