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Farmers killed,  taken hostages in Adaa Wereda, Oromia Region

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Oromo Liberation Front Flag. The political and military wing widely use the flag.

By Staff Reporter

ADDIS ABABA – (BORKENA) – Oromo Liberation Front militant wing (OLF-Shane)  reportedly killed and wounded civilians in Gichie Gerebabo Kebele Peasant Association, Adaa Wereda of Oromia Region. 

Adebabay Media reported, on Sunday,  that the OLF Militants shot and killed a farmer and took hostage of five others on 23 August 2023 at 8:00 p.m. local time. 

The news source said that another individual was shot, wounded and is undergoing treatment. The local community is currently in a state of panic. The Kebele Peasant Association is known for its hard work and the production of Ada teff and other types of crops in abundance for market. At present, three to four hundred thousand birr has been demanded as ransom for each of the farmers who have been taken hostage. Observers are saying that it is difficult for the farmers to pay such amount of birr  for the hostage takers.

The people are expressing worry about their future lives and is calling up  the government and human rights defenders to take the situation into account and do their level best to protect them. Gichie Gerebabo Kebele Peasants Association, located in Ada Wereda, to the of Bishoftu (Debrezeit) Town, is some 50 kilometres from the capital, Addis Ababa. 

According to the news source, the identities of the victims is as follows : 

1. Deribe Aberra was killed and his funeral was held on 24 August 2023 

2. Deacon Getamesai Ayele was shot and wounded and is currently receiving medical attention. 

3. Aberra Assefa has been taken as a hostage.

4. Muluneh Aberra has been taken as a hostage. He is the  son of  Aberra, listed above.

 5. Gizaw Zewdie (priest) has been taken as a hostage.

 6. Shewakena Ayele (priest) has been taken as a hostage.

 7. A young man who was taken as a hostage and released after paying a ransom of birr three hundred thousand. 


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  1. Mahibrekidusan should be dismantled and its assets confiscated before making further financial aid to Fanno genociders Mahibrekidusan should be dismantled and its assets confiscated before making further financial aid to Fanno genociders

    Regardless of one’s ethnic, religious, or political affiliation, everyone should condemn and expose ethnic-based killings, kidnappings, and robberies. An eye for an eye could not be a solution and should not be encouraged at all. An eye for an eye or revenge will not revive the victims of brutal killings and casualties of all sorts of crimes. Criminals should be brought to justice, period. There is a trend of revenge in most regions, mainly in the Amhara region, where there are even feuds and deadly hostilities among villagers that promote the sense of revenge among Ethiopians, and many stick to it as a tradition that should be put to an end. Stop ethnic based killings and arrests and any kind of attack.
    Terrorists like Christian Tadele, Andargachew Tsege, Abebe Belew, Geletaw Zeleke,Shaleka Dawit W/Giorgis, Messay Mekonen, Dereje Habtewolde (Dere News), Habtamu Ayalew, and all those who share their genocidal views are genociders and should be brought to justice. The prosperity party leaders should take the initiative to dismantle the illegal, murderous administration that they have installed in Humera, Raya, Alamata, Welkayit, and all other towns and villages within the territory of Tigray. It should be disbanded in no time and handed over to former leaders who were appointed before the conflict.

    Fannos are killers, robbers, kidnappers, and brutal murderers of children, nuns, priests, and elderly people. Fannos set fire to churches and plundered sacred religious heritage.

    Mahibrekidusan should be dismantled and its assets confiscated before making further financial aid to Fanno genociders.


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