An armed group has taken have watch over of a county in western Ethiopia, the convey-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission says, citing reviews that civilians had been killed and public servants kidnapped.
The cost acknowledged it had received reviews that Sedal Woreda, in the Kamashi Zone of the western Benishangul-Gumuz Space, used to be “below reach fat have watch over of an armed group as of April 19”.
It did no longer insist which armed group it used to be referring to.
The woreda, or county, is home to about 25,000 of us, the associated price acknowledged in the reveal issued slack on Wednesday.
Native officers had been no longer as we boom accessible for reveal.
The region is home to the strategically indispensable Huge Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a $US4 billion ($A5.2 billion) mission that Ethiopia says is key to its economic fashion and energy generation but has precipitated fears in Egypt and Sudan over disruptions in gives of water from the Nile.
Benishangul-Gumuz has recorded a surge of ethnic violence in fresh months, including an assault in December that killed extra than 200 civilians.
The region is home to many ethnic groups, including the Gumuz, Agaws and Shinasas and the Amhara, and there had been extra and extra bloody attacks on civilians.
“Residents who bear fled the condominium instructed EHRC that the armed group has burned down and looted public and deepest property and that the woreda (county) administration and local police bear fled the condominium. There are also reviews that civilians had been killed and public servants had been kidnapped,” the associated price acknowledged in a reveal.
“In step with residents and officers EHRC spoke to, a diminutive contingent of the regional security force in the vicinity is outnumbered,” the associated price acknowledged.