(OLF News, March 9, 2009) OLF News correspondent from Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) reported that the TPLF led Ethiopian government security forces shot several Oromo students of Western Shoa zone of Gedo high school with live bullets on March 3, 2009, out of which one students named Wondimmuu Daammanaa is confirmed dead and two others are in critical condition. The government forces in addition have apprehended over 30 other students and one teacher and their where about is unknown. One farmer is also among those who were shot and is said to be in critical condition as well.
Our reporter added that prior to the shooting a derogatory writing, which targeted the Oromo nation was distributed in the school campus by an unknown person who claims to be from Amhara ethnic group. At this time a committee composed of both the Amhara and Oromo students was formed to investigate the identity of the person who prepared the writing in order to create conflict among Oromo and Amhara students. On the morning of the shooting the students were asking the school director regarding the identity of the person who insulted the Oromo people. When the students were waiting for an answer from the school director, suddenly a shooting was opened to the students by the Federal police known as “Fetno Darash”, who had already surrounded the school campus, directly targeting the students indiscriminately and the students who survived the bullets escaped in all directions out of the school.
On the other hand our inside sources revealed that the writing was actually prepared by the local officials of the government itself for the purpose of inciting conflict between Amhara and Oromo people in the region. It is a known strategy of the current TPLF regime, which is, composed a minority Tigrean ethnic group from the northern part of the Empire to incite conflict between different ethnic groups, particularly between the two major nations of the Oromo and Amhara nations, for the purpose of gaining a political benefit.
Meanwhile, OLF News correspondent reported that the brutal Woyane regime of the Ethiopian government has arrested over 80 Oromo students from Bahir Dar university alone, many of them brutally beaten, when the students demanded that those who insulted the Oromo nation with their derogatory remarks/ writings should be brought to justice. For more details on this news stay tuned with OLF News.
It is to be recalled that the current TPLF led Ethiopian government is notoriously known for harassing Oromo students for asking the right of the Oromo nation. Several hundreds of students were killed and tens of thousands jailed and brutalized since 2005 when a popular protest known as “Revolt Against subjugation” or “Fincila Diddaa Gabrummaa”, which had rocked the entire Oromia regional state, flared up and continued all over Oromia for about two years.
It is also to be recalled that the Ethiopian government discriminately dismissed 330 Oromo students in 2004 for peacefully protesting the decision made by the so called Oromia regional state, which is a puppet of the TPLF led government, to move the capital of Oromia from Finfinnee to Adama.