ETHIOPIA ARREST 41 SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES FOR KILLING ETHIOPIAN CIVILIANS

GAMBELLA, ETHIOPIA, -- A total of 41 South Sudan refugees suspected of killing Ethiopian civilians at the Jawi Refugee Camp near Gambella Town have been detained, says the Chief Administrator of Gambella Regional State in western Ethiopia.

The Chief Administrator, Gatluak Tut, told a public forum here Tuesday that a vehicle belonging to the non-governmental organization, Action against Hunger, which was on a humanitarian mission, had killed two children of the refugees.

Following the accident, the refugee killed 10 innocent Ethiopians who were not connected with the accident, which is under investigation, he added.

The Chief Administrator condemned killing perpetrated by the refugees in a country which had sheltered them and he expressed the deep sorrow of the people of Gambella Regional State and the government.

Meanwhile, the chaos in Gambella town in an unrelated incident is dealt with through the integrated efforts of the regional government, Federal Police and the Ethiopian Defence Force, Gatluak stated.

Consultations are underway with the pertinent bodies to solve the problems which arise in relation to refugees, it was indicated. The public forum will further be extended to the grassroot areas to stop the public from being misled by anti-peace forces, he stated.

Source: Name News Network

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