Over 1,105 civilians killed in western Oromia over last 12 months

By , July 26, 2022 10:02 pm

According to report presented to Caffee Oromia which held its annual meeting over the week, over 1,105 civilians are killed this year, including 28 officials who were shot in one day in a continued conflict in West Wollega Zone. Those killed include both ethnic Amhara and Oromo according to Gammachis Dabala, administrator of West Wollega zone.

Both regioanal and federal governement have launched continous operation to eradicate the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF-Shene) group. According to Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) reports the group has killed hundreds of civilians which PM Abiy Ahmed called it “a massacre.”

There are many zones in Oromia regional state that are under threats of insurgent group. Loss of life, property damages, and closure of schools are also tolling across the regional state.