Armed males killed greater than 100 folks in a village within the Benishangul-Gumuz area on Wednesday, the human rights fee of the nation. The realm in western Ethiopia has lengthy suffered from violence between completely different ethnic teams.
Native authorities have been knowledgeable of the assault and say they’re investigating the identification of the victims. It’s not but identified who’s liable for the bloodbath.
The assault got here a day after Ethiopian Prime Minister and Nobel laureate Abiy Ahmed visited Benishangul-Gumuz to finish unrest within the space. A number of deadly incidents have taken place within the area in latest months. For instance, gunmen attacked a passenger bus on November 14 and killed 34 folks.
The incident in Benishangul-Gumuz seems to be unrelated to the battle in Tigray in the interim. Within the area of northern Ethiopia, preventing has been occurring between the Tigray Individuals’s Liberation Entrance (TPLF) and the federal government since November 4. Support organizations estimate that the battle has already claimed the lives of a number of thousand folks. Tens of hundreds of residents of the area have since fled from Tigray to neighboring Sudan.
The latest flare-up of the battle in Tigray has additionally fueled unrest in the remainder of the nation. “The will of enemies to divide Ethiopia into ethnic and non secular areas nonetheless persists, however this want stays unfulfilled”, tweeted Ahmed after the go to to Benishangul-Gumuz.