President of the Gambella region expresses condolences over the Shooting of Ethiopians by South Sudan refugees; 30 suspects arrested
Awramba Times (Gambella) – President of the Gambella regional state, Gatluak Tut Khot, has expressed his heartfelt condolences to families of the victims of the killing and to all Ethiopians on behalf of the people of the Gambella region today.
According to the press statement sent to Awramba Times from the Gambella regional state, South Sudanese refugees have killed 10 Ethiopians in Gambella on Thursday.
The shooting was carried out in retaliation for the killing of two South Sudanese kids killed by a car accident at Jawi refugee camp, located 17 kilometer’s away from Gambella town. The car was owned by Save the Children.
“The government of Ethiopia is providing all needed humanitarian assistance to those refugees of South Sudan” Gatluak Tut Khot said in a statement. “in return, they targeted innocents that have no linkage with the incident at all, despite the fact that car accidents can happen anytime, anywhere.” he added.
More than 30 refugees suspected of involvement in the massacre, have so far been arrested.