Over 1,000 suspected rebels give up in western Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – More than 1,000 suspected rebels have surrendered in latest days in Ethiopia’s western Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, native officers mentioned on Wednesday.

Benishangul-Gumuz state regional communications workplace mentioned in a press launch that the ethnic Gumuz rebels surrendered as a part of an area reconciliation program. Prior to their give up, that they had been working within the Metekel space of ​​the area for over three years.

Last month, the Benishangul-Gumuz state regional communications workplace introduced the give up of 247 rebels.

The assertion additionally mentioned the people are members of a banned insurgent group, the Benishangul Peoples Democratic Movement (BPDM).

In latest years, lethal inter-communal violence as effectively as insurgent assaults within the western area of the East African nation have killed 1000’s of civilians and displaced greater than 100,000 others.

The Benishangul-Gumuz area, positioned alongside the Ethiopian-Sudan border, is residence to Ethiopia’s largest growth venture – the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which is below building throughout the Nile Blue with a building price of almost US$5 billion.

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