According to the news on the 17th, according to Dessalegn Chanie, the spokesperson of the Ethiopian opposition party Amhara National Movement (NaMA), the ethnic conflict that broke out this month in the country has caused at least 120 deaths and hundreds of people have been forced to flee home.
The ethnic conflict that broke out in Benshangul-Gumz state in western Ethiopia is believed to have begun on September 6. In the past few months, different militia organizations in the country have launched dozens of similar attacks. Desalegan Chaney quoted a hospitalized survivor as saying that some of the victims were forcibly taken to a school and shot, while others were attacked with spears. The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission also expressed concerns about the security situation in the region in a statement and urged local authorities to actively investigate the killing.