ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) – Ethiopia Western Region Benishangul Gumuz announced the release of some 83 young people who were arrested during the illegal military training on Wednesday.
The Regional Police Commission has announced that 11 suspects detained to win the illegal training of local youth would not be forgiven because they represented a major threat to peace and stability in the region, according to a state news agency from Ethiopia.
According to the regional police commission, the majority of young people who received illegal military training in the bushes near the capital Asos are aged between 13 and 26.
Individuals who trained the training were employed by local peasants and eventually taught them to kill civilians and create a wasteland in the region, he noted.
Illegal armed rebel training is the latest development in the midst of a recent wave of violence, mostly caused by ethnic differences, in cities across the region.
Last month, local authorities announced that about a dozen people were killed in clashes in Assos and the surrounding area. A recent torrent of deadly ethnic disputes has often occurred between locals and other ethnic groups living in the region.
The country, located in western Ethiopia along the Sudan border, hosts the largest developmental project of the country, the Great Ethiopian Renaissance bamboo that is being built on the Plavom Nila River.