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Civilians’ death in open fire must be investigated, Amhara’s President orders


Devdiscourse News Desk Addis Ababa
Updated: 12-01-2019 13:44 IST
Civilians’ death in open fire must be investigated, Amhara’s President orders

At least six civilians were shot by the Ethiopian army, which was conveying construction trucks of a company engaged in road construction in the area (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Gedu Andargachew, President of Amhara Region in Ethiopia has summoned for immediate investigation following the recent shootings of Ethiopian army at the people in Metemma and Chilga areas.

According to the reports, at least six civilians were shot by the Ethiopian army, which was conveying construction trucks of a company engaged in road construction in the area. The incident has also left many people injured. "The incident could be a mistake made by individuals or groups. This mistake has to be investigated and the immediate legal measure has to be taken. By Friday, an investigation team would be sent to the area and the public will be notified about the result of the information," Gedu Andargachew opined.

"But this incident doesn't reflect the overall army, as the army is an institution engaged in charge of protecting the peace and security of the country. I don't believe we should blame the army in general because of this specific incident," he said while calling for an immediate investigation of the incident, as reported by NBE.

COUNTRY : Ethiopia