Atiku Abubakar the Presidential candidate of the PDP’s told his
Ethiopian Police found grave were over 200 dead bodies were kept in the eastern part of their country.
The Police were considering Abdi Mohammed a former force man of violation of human right and regional killings near the Somalian border.
The cause of the killing was not clear but the Police were suspecting ethnic clashes. However, Mr Abdi Mohammed is also a suspect and remains in prison according to officials.
At the time of this finding opposition Leader, Birtukan Midkesa was returning home from exile after the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed began reconciliation.
Many trooped to welcome Birtukan Midkesa at the airport including government officials. She spoke to journalists that her return was in line with the reforms of the government and she would do all she can to help women participate in politics. She said:
“Women’s participation in political office and administration is a solution to deep-seated patriarchy in Ethiopian society and during my stay in Ethiopia.
“I plan to support women’s political participation to ensure gender equality,”
More than 200 persons died after the clash between her supporters and the government forces which lead to her going to jail on the stance that she was plotting a coup.
When Abiy came into power he started calling all opposition for reform it includes rebel leaders and critics.
But the said tail of 200 bodies found in a mass grave recently have brought old memories, and the government is helping the people to see that violence is not the solution to the problem on the ground, rather peace talks and reforms will help.