Residents of Gambella condemn killing of innocent civilians
Gambella, May 4 (WIC) – More than 10,000 residents of Gambella State yesterday staged a rally demanding the government to bring those who recently killed innocent civilians to justice.
Five people were killed, including a Pakistani national, in an armed attack that occurred in the state on Saturday. Another eight people were also injured during the attack.
All of the victims of the attack are workers of the Saudi Star Agricultural Business, which is engaged in agricultural development in the state.
Chief Administrator of the Gambella State, Umod Ubong, said at the rally staged at the town’s stadium that the attempt of anti-peace groups to deter development and spoil unity of the dwellers would not succeed.
He said the atrocities that anti-peace forces have been committing against innocent civilians since a few months ago would not have acceptance under any circumstance.
He said the state government has been working in partnership with the federal government to bring these forces to justice. Umod further called on the residents to rally alongside the government in the efforts to wipeout the criminals.
Mayor of Gambella town, Boll Kate, on his part said the ongoing attempt of the anti peace forces would daunt the speedy economic growth registered in the town and the state in the past six years.
He said coordinated effort of all residents of the state is needed to foil this evil practice of anti-peace elements.
More than 24 civilians were killed and many were injured in an armed attack carried out recently on students of Gambella Education and Science College and employees of Saudi Star Agricultural Business
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