JUST IN: 29 YOUNG SOMALIS ARE HELD IN GOLO ODAA IN OROMIA REGION

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29 young Somalis are held at Golo Odaa district in East Hararghe Zone while they were fleeing abuse and threats to their lives. They were trying to reach the Somali Region by foot.

14 of them are arrested in Golo Odaa distric today and are from the Bokha distric all in West Hararghe Zone of Oromia Region.

The rest of the 15 people were held more than 5 days. These 15 individuals are from the Burqa Dimtu district.

As per sources that spoke to jigjigaherald.com, their cash and other belongings were confiscated after being badly beaten.

These events resemble the circumstances surrounding the Gadulla massacre and if the Federal and Oromia Regional government don’t act quickly, this may turn in to more worse humanitarian disaster.

Editor’s Note to all of our steemed readers: JJH is working tirelessly to unearth the human side of these tragic sufferings of Somalis in Oromia Region like this and dispell the false notions and narratives created around these victims of ethnic violence.

So, if you have any more info on this or any other events or attacks such us names, photos and bio of the victims or feel you have a story to tell, please reach us at mohamedolad88@gmail.com.

 

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Mohamed Olad is the editor-in-chief at jigjigaherald.com. He can be reached at Mohamedolad88@gmail.com. You can also follow him on twitter @oladmohamed or mohamed.olad2 on Facebook.

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