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12 dead in Gunmen attack near Sidama, Oromia border 

The incident is said to have ethnic character between Oromo and Sidama ethnic groups. Ethiopian Authorities declined to remark about it 

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Renewed clashes along what is described as a “border” between Oromia and Sidama region reportedly left at least 12 people dead. As many as 28 people are said to be wounded in the attack. 

According to the report from VOA Amharic, the incident happened about a week ago near the Chiri locality. It happened in the West Arsi zone of Oromia and the adjacent ethnic Sidama areas. 

Health center sources where victims got emergency service said 11 victims were referred to hospitals in Hawassa city.  The victims have signs of bullet shots. 

Fesseha Inushe, who identified himself to the news source as a resident of Chiri, said two of the victims are his cousins. Their names are Burka Butaro and Samuel Buratro. 

Perpetrators of the attack are said to be “unidentified gunmen.”  However, the unsuspecting circumstances under which the killing happened seem to indicate that the killing was a coordinated one. 

In fact, another resident who spoke to VOA Amharic, on condition of anonymity due to security concerns, indicated that it was a planned one. 

People were called for a “meeting” in the area and the killing happened while it was underway.  The number of victims could be higher as there 

Based on the VOA Amharic report, the attack is based on ethnic identity. And the clash between the two ethnic groups (Oromia and Sidama) has something to do with ownership of land in the areas along their ethnic boundaries.  

Two are said to be killed from Oromia’s side – apparently in response to the killing at the “meeting” place. 

The contested ethnic land area has been, reportedly, administered by two chairpersons from the two communities.  

A VOA Amharic reporter said the repeated attempt to reach out to government authorities to get their remarks about the incident was not a success – apparently, authorities opted for avoiding to avoid talking about it. 

The Hawassa Branch of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission is said to have information about the incident. It has said, according to the source, that it will release a report from its investigation. 

Clash between Oromia and Sidama ethnic groups  happened last year too. In April 2022, at least five people were reportedly killed due to tribal conflicts between the two groups.

There were hopes that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government would reform the constitution in a way to do away with claims of ethnic land which has caused unending violence in different parts of the country. 

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Here we go again with the violence of Oromia Thugtators going around and murdering Ethiopians to steal land and properties.

    There will never be peace in Ethiopia as long as those Oromo ethnicists, PP Thugs, Abiy Ahmed, Shimeles Abdissa and Adanch Abebai are glued to power despite the popular demand that wants them gone form the power seat.

    • Oromos aren’t the only ethnicists. Clearly you’re not Oromo and clearly you’re a racist ethnicist yourself. Don’t criticize other racists when you’re a racist yourself. What a hypocrite. People like you will always keep Ethiopia down from progress.

  2. I told you! I told you! I told you!!! I told you that some of these so-called regional forces are effectively penetrated by bigoted elements. You can see it here. After this cruel act of deadly violence officials there are acting as if nothing has happened. When you ask them for official account they would respond with ‘what are you talking about? Nothing of importance has happened in the area you are talking about.’ Then they will give you a lengthy and boring lecture on how people there lived in harmony for centuries. Blah, blah, blah! I hear talks about border this and border that. Border what? That country should have one classification of borders which are borders it shares with its neighboring countries. When you talk to me about borders talk to me about borders with Djibouti, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Eritrea. Those should be mutually observed and guarded. When you create borders within the nation between the citizens of the country with all its vague demarcations and restrictions then the emphasis will gradually shift from the international borders. It is and will be a recipe for constant disputes and bloody conflicts. Borders like these were not created for administrative purposes but they are there to override the rights of the individual with the rights of a group of people of your preference. I have no beef of calling a region Oromia, Amhara, Tigray, Afar, Somalia or any other based on the majority of ethnic groups living there. About time we start calling them as that. What I abhor is this idea of ‘this is all mine and mine only. Not yours, mine only’ stupid nonsense. It was Ill fetched and it ended up to be a tool for bigots to trample on the rights of the individual. It all goes down to the demonic ideology of the commies and their offsprings of later days. Okay bigots! You heard me! One word out of you! One word! You should stay muzzled up and let people think you are a horse or some kind of beast of burden!!!

      • No you’re wrong. I’m a quarter Filipino, a quarter Sami people from northern Norway, a quarter Chickasaw Nation and a quarter Berber stock from North Africa. Please don’t tell other bigots what I just told you about my heritage. I was just passing as an Ethiopian until you messed it up. You’re supposed to bear my secrets!!!

        • Obbo Ittu Aba Farda is a quarter prosperity party , a quarter Amhara neftegna amn from northern Gonder, a quarter Sidama Nation and a quarter firfir stock from North Weliso. Please don’t tell other bigots what he just told you about his heritage. He was just passing as Sidama until you messed it up. You’re supposed to bear his ugly stinky secrets!!!

          Oh, Obbo Shimeles Abdissa, we all salute you, king of Amahra nefetgna narcissistic elites
          You are the most feared, and revered by any one including those enemes of People of Oromia.
          Your enemes , enemies of nations & nationalities, amhara elites ,satanic people, are obsessed about you and never post an article without mentioning your stunning name and influence .

      • ittu aba farda, he is not a member of Sidama ethnic group, the most revered people . He is a rogue man with amhara mentality whose demi-god is menilik II. he (not He) is an arch-priest of temple dedicated to satan , who empower amhara elites to do the black magic.
        he was mocking at the mass killings of Oromos and Tigray being an ardent supporter of Abiy Ahmed. he was active leader of disinformation campaign to conceal the range of sexual violences committed by eritreans in Oromia and Tigray.
        he can’t represent people of Sidama , being a bad stinky apple .

      • ittu aba farda, he is not a member of Sidama ethnic group, the most revered people . He is a rogue man with amhara mentality whose demi-god is menilik II. he (not He) is an arch-priest of temple dedicated to satan , who empower amhara elites to do the black magic.
        he was mocking at the mass killings of Oromos and Tigray being an ardent supporter of Abiy Ahmed. he was active leader of disinformation campaign to conceal the range of sexual violences committed by eritreans in Oromia and Tigray.
        he can’t represent people of Sidama , being a bad stinky apple .

        zehabsha and borekena deleting our comments and posting only amhara elites trashy comments full of lies

    • Dear Ato Ittu,

      Don’t be upset by these rude individuals who think they are civilized if they insult and abuse someone else. They are everywhere these days. Many of them are cadres of the defeated TPLF and disgraced OLF. Others are those who came here and applied for political asylum and say and write anything to embellish their asylum application. One example is this guy who was brought to get treatment for the health issues he had. He was described to be critically ill when he was there and was shown to be hooked up with all kinds of tubes. He came here and the next day right after he received his treatment he started sending for critics here to wait until he leaves the hospital. There was no extended period of recovery for him. Now, he got the so-called ‘lifesaving medical treatment’, was back in excellent health and he can now go back. Right? No. He is said to have applied for political asylum and to justify his claim that he would be thrown back in jail he started a spree of insults at the regime. You could see him saying and posting rude comments about the leaders of that country. In one of his latest posting he used homophobic slurs against a decorated and patriotic Amhara general. Like you I have criticized the leaders of the regime on many issues including those cruel atrocities committed in Tigray and Oromia regions but I never used insults. There are several others like him who say anything to make many out of it and decorate their asylum applications. This former on-death-bed prisoner was seen urging the youth in the capital to ignore the restrictions and go in the streets to protest. He and his comrades do not care about the welfare of the youth. Just like you said they do that from their comfy homes here in the West.

      • Dear Azbete,

        Thank you for your valuable advice. I don’t take these sore losers and rejects seriously. What they are doing is to bully me and chase me out of this esteemed website. The only reason I will not come here and post my heart felt opinions is if the dear editors tell me to stop coming and that is fat chance. They are too principled to do that. 99% of the time I don’t even give these loser ruffians the honor of responding to their trash talk. If they really want to know about me all they have to do ask these leaders of the so-called ‘liberation’ fronts who have been having fits to ‘liberate’ my glorious and naturally harmonious ethnic group. No matter how they try to do smooth talking I know them from the back of my palms. They were bigots when they created their ‘liberation’ hodgepodge in the 1970’s and they are still bigots with no peers in their hateful intoxication. Thanks to the enduring effort of level headed community leaders their sinister scheme to ignite an all out conflict between the two backbones of the country has failed. They massacred innocent poor farmers to enrage our centuries old neighbors but once again they failed and failed miserably. They are brutes who killed their own followers because they heard them saying something they didn’t like which even shocked their hosts when they were scavenging in the neighboring country. They don’t like others and they have been fighting even their own shadows. They are individuals walking around with sick minds. As you know even a well trained psychiatrist will have challenging moments to read what is in sick minds correctly.

      • these stooge s Mr Ittu Aba Farda, and six grade mr Azbete Damesachew you are beggging here .
        You doing racist,tribalist and genocidal deeds and you want throw stone on others. Amhara in dispora are good at defaming, and insluting but not Oromos.Oromia is feeding your poor people from amhara region. Ittu aba fara was a beggar in Oromia. He is attention seeker and fans of genocider part of Abiy.
        Azbete Damesachewis inexperienced uneducated bigots

  3. these stooge s Mr Ittu Aba Farda, and six grade mr Azbete Damesachew you are beggging here .
    You doing racist,tribalist and genocidal deeds and you want throw stone on others. Amhara in dispora are good at defaming, and insluting but not Oromos.Oromia is feeding your poor people from amhara region. Ittu aba fara was a beggar in Oromia. He is attention seeker and fans of genocider part of Abiy.
    Azbete Damesachewis inexperienced uneducated bigot

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