Ethiopian Paramilitary Forces Execute Civilians in Ogaden- NGO


By: Mohamed Farah

GODEY (Somalilandsun) – Ethiopian Paramilitary forces in Ogaden have executed three civilians in Godey Zone in Eastern Part of Ethiopia, volatile region of Ogaden bordering with Somalia.

According to locals in Godey, 6 civilians have been arrested by the Paramilitary forces in Godey’s village of Hadhawe, the detainees were taken to Godey town and three of them are found executed by the Paramilitary forces, a reliable NGO staff in Godey confirmed Ogadentoday Press.

Local elders in Godey have asked the governor of the Zone, Abdi Sonkor the killing, the source stated.

Two of the three men executed are named, ” Mahad Abdi Cilmi iyo Abdi Garane Guudcade”

These men were businessmen, they had a shop and Pharmacy in Hadhawe Village near Godey The Paramilitary forces accused them that they are supporter of ONLF, the source added

In last week, 30 of civilians are arrested in the area, unconfirmed source in the area informed the NGO staff.

Locals are arrested, targeted and killed as supporter of ONLF, Ogaden National Liberation Front.

Ethiopian Paramilitary Forces have long accused of human right abuses in Ogaden Region but Ethiopia denies the accusations.

Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen and his delegation have visited recently the area for investment.

Since 2005, Ethiopia government isolated Ogaden region from the World, Ethiopia imposed a ban all international aid and media organizations in Ogaden despite some are operating under the permit of intelligence surveillances.

Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) fighting for the self-determination of Ogaden Region in Ethiopia since 1994.