Ethiopia Map

The state-owned Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) reported on Friday 120 suspected bandits have surrendered to Ethiopian authorities in the country’s western Benishangul-Gumuz regional state.

EBC reported the 120 suspected bandits who were based in the Mandura locality, Metekel zone of the Benishangul-Gumuz region surrendered to Ethiopian authorities after successful mediation efforts by community elders convinced them to come out of their forest hideouts.

EBC further reported the suspected bandits are expected to be rehabilitated by Ethiopian government to help them become a constructive member of their respective home areas.

In October, a series of attacks by suspected bandits in the Mandura locality of the Metekel zone left at least 26 civilians including one foreigner dead.

Nine other civilians were injured in the attacks.

In recent months, deadly inter-communal violence in the Metekel zone of Benishangul-Gumuz regional state has killed thousands of civilians and displaced more than 100,000 others.

The clashes are mainly over access to power and land resources.

Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State, located along the Ethiopia-Sudan border, hosts Ethiopia’s largest development project — the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is under construction on the Blue Nile River with a construction cost of close to 5 billion U.S. dollars. Enditem

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 

Previous articleMozambican health minister assists medical staff to combat COVID-19
Next articleSouth Africa’s energy plan to deal with energy problems – Economists
Xinhua News Agency, Xinhuanet is an important central news service-oriented website, an important information organ of the central government, and an important platform for building up China's online international communication capacity. Established on November 7, 1997, as an online news provider of the Xinhua News Agency, it was officially named Xinhuanet on March 10, 2000 and began around-the-clock news release with leading online public opinion at home and setting a good image of China abroad as its main task.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here