APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The rebel Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) which is fighting the Ethiopian government in Oromia region, accused the federal government of mass killings and heinous crimes against civilians in the region.
“Lives of innocent citizens are being mowed down every day in the mass killings and massacres perpetrated by the irresponsible army of the ruling Prosperity Party (PP),” OLF said in its statement.
OLF has reportedly found out the truth from various sources that from 13 September to 15, 2023, for three consecutive days several people were massacred in an attack inflicted by a wing of the defense army, specially known as commando force, in Gida-Ayana district of East Wollega Zone of the Oromia region.
The Front said that the country’s defense forces, which have been deployed in the western part of Oromia, East Wollega Zone, have carried out horrific massacres against innocent people under the cover name, Fano.
On 13 September 2023, four soldiers of the National Defence Force went into a house as guests to pass the night in Anger-Gutn district. Then on the following day, the soldiers killed the entire family members for no reason and left the area, the statement indicated.
OLF said in its statement that on 14 September 2023, the Defence Force opened fire on innocent people, killing two and seriously injuring two young men in Burqa Soruma locality, Kiremu district, at a special place called Quye.
“The worst and most horrible attack was perpetrated on 15 September 2023, when innocent people who were on their way to Gida-Ayana Wereda from Nekemte Town and Anger-Gutn Wereda were disembarked from a vehicle and gunned down at a place called Dicho.,” the statement indicated.
The Front confirmed that 31 innocent people have died in this killing so far. There are many mothers among the unfortunate dead individuals and over 11 were seriously injured and admitted to the hospital.