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.