ADDIS ABABA, 7 November (Xinhua) – On Wednesday in Ethiopia in the western region of Benuchangul in the Gumuz region, the release of 83 young people who were arrested during illegal military training was announced.
The regional police commission said that 11 suspects who were detained for conducting illegal training of local youth will not be pardoned because they pose a serious threat to peace and stability in the region, according to the national news agency of Ethiopia.
Most of the youth who received illegal military training in the bush near the capital of the Assosa region are between 13 and 26 years old, according to the regional police commission.
The people who carried out the training recruited the local residents of the village and eventually trained them to kill civilians and wreak havoc in the region, he noted.
Illegal armed insurgency training is the latest discovery among the recent wave of violence, mainly caused by ethnic differences, in cities throughout the region.
Last month, local authorities said about killing a dozen or so people in the clashes in Assosa and its surroundings. A recent wave of deadly ethnic disputes has often occurred between the inhabitants and other ethnic groups living in the region.
A country located in western Ethiopia, along the border with Sudan, runs the largest development project in the country, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is under construction on the Blue Nile.