The young man who handed over his family to the police because of that they were supplying weapons to the bandits in the Metekel zone

The young man who handed over his family to the police because of that they were supplying weapons to the bandits in the Metekel zone

“Even though my mother died, it was the local community who took care of me and raised me without any discrimination,” said the young man, who handed over his family to the police in reaction the activity of his family on providing weapons to the bandits in the Metekel Zone.

Bandits in Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State have been killed in a series of attacks on civilians. Others have been displaced.

The youth Mulugeta Anteneh Shili is a resident of Azarti-Tkli Kebele in Dangur Woreda, one of the affected woredas. He remembers growing up in peace and love with different sections of the community in the village where he was born and raised.

Mulugeta’s mother died when he is at the age of 13 from a sudden illness, but the local community raised him as a parent without any problems, he said. Now, he says, he is deeply saddened by the tragic attack on his long-time neighbors in a divisive political conspiracy. He also said that the plot to carry out the attack took a long time and was organized.

He said the attack was carried out by youths trained by TPLF members in the area in the name of investment. He said that following the siege of Mekelle, attacks in the zone have gradually increased and the resulting humanitarian crisis has increased.

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