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Saturday, January 30, 2016
At least seven people die in Gambella prison attack
Eye witnesses told that a fierce clash between the Nuer and Anywaa ethnic groups also left scores wounded when hundreds of Nuers attacked a prison called Gambella regional state correctional facility and located in an area locally known as “4 Kilo” in Gambella town.
At least seven people were killed yesterday in Gambella town, south of Ethiopia, during an attempted prison break.
A victim who was stroke by an iron bar on his eye and is admitted to Blue Vision hospital here in Addis Abeba told Addis Standard that the prison cell was “completely overpowered” by dozens of Nuers armed to “their teeth.” “The area feels like it’s stateless,” he said speaking from his hospital bed.
Another eye witness from the town said that currently members of “The federal police & the national defense force are the ones who are in control of the region. The state police are disarmed except [for] a few.”
Clashes started around ten days ago after two individuals belonging to the two tribes quarreled over land. Dozens of Nuers were arrested following the clash that tensions spiraling out of control.
After heavy gun fires that lasted for hours yesterday, calm has returned to the town today, the eye witness said.
Several embassies and foreign organizations based in Ethiopia have issued travel warnings to their staffs following the clashes.