According a source wanted to remain in anonymous for personal safety, in this year alone, the regional government displaced about 3,000 the Kemant indigenous people from their land. Then, it transferred their land to new settlers and so called investors whom have been politically affiliated with the regime. For instance, find the report, entitled “Human Rights Violation Against Innocent Kemant People: Appeal to Ethiopian Government and International Community”, published on this site on May 9, 2013 (CLICK HERE). Atrocity was committed mostly in Chilga and Metema woredas. The majority of the people evicted from their land remained in the area and became destitute.
However, about 70-farmers disappeared since May 4, 2013. Their whereabouts is not known. Their respective family members have no ideas about their situations in the beginning and now. Their disappearance has become daily distress to their love ones beyond family disintegration and scatter.