One Student Killed in Makale, Tigray

November 8th, 2006 Print Print Email Email

November 7, 2006 (ET) – In increasing sign of tension in Ethiopia, a 4th year University student of Oromo descent is killed overnight in Makale. The victim identified as Shibiru Damisse, a 4th year student majoring in history, was a native of Gimbi, Western Oromia.According to sources from Makale, the victim was killed in front of his dormitory by assailants who waited and struck him down as soon as electricity went down, which happens around 7pm local Makale time.

Tension has been rising between Oromo students and security forces in Makale. The immediate cause of the tension is the denial of graduation certificates to Oromo students who had been vocal in their support for respect for human rights in the country and their opposition against the ruling party.

The corpse is being flown to Finfinne/Addis Ababa tonight for a medical evaluation of the cause of death at the Menelik mortuary.

The killers are presumed to be members of the TPLF/EPRDF security forces whom analysts describe as edgy and anxious about the prospect of rising popular protest against the regime throughout the country.

  1. Ethio
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    As Ethiopian I am very sorry to hear about the student’s death. Let God help his family. It is unfortunate! Very sad to hear that!
    But you know he is not the only Ethiopian student being killed. There are a lot of student being killed in oromia region too, where their body has to come to mekelle, or other part of Ethiopia. But what I like to ask you ppl is that why do have to be oneside and close minded. Regardless if he is Oromo or Tigray the death of one student is a great lost to every Ethiopian citizen. But your hate of the government has blinded you from seeing the true. The true is there are a lot of student being killed in Oromia, is it TPLF? Oh my God it is sad to be Ethiopian. You talk about making one Ethiopia then treat every Ethiopian as one. First you dn’t choice who is Ethiopian. I wish your kind of individual is not in power. Be wise. And most importantly don’t be Zergna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
    God help the country and the people.

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