300 including ethnic tigers allegedly displaced from the Metema



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Metema _ Ethiopia
Photo: Amharic DW

borkena
November 7,2018

A DW Amharic report says today that several residents of Metema, a border town in northwest Ethiopia, are injured after violence in the city.

The report gave no details about the extent and if there are life-threatening conditions. However, up to 300 villagers, including ethnic tigers, have been reported to be relocated to Galabat, the border town of Sudan. Members of the Kemant community are reportedly among Metema's displaced.

"The attackers are from outside the Metema and are organized in gobez aleka [organized youth group in the region], "A Metema resident with a Tigrean accent told DW Amharic on condition of anonymity.

The mayor of Metema, Adnew Ayanaw, confirmed to DW Amharic that there was violence in the city in the afternoon and that they are investigating the cause.

Meanwhile, the regional state issued a statement urging people to protect the hard-won "change" in the country after four civilians were killed because of what the statement called unknown gunmen in the West Zone of Gonder. The statement added that there are groups working to incite violence between people.

Although Amhara's regional authorities have been repressed in the past, there are social media activists who tend to think TPLF leaders in Tigray have organized clandestine groups in the region to inflict violence. However, no concrete evidence seems to be available to support what appears to be a little skeptical.

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