The number of people killed in Ethiopian gunmen’s attack on civilians rose to 207

The local community held a group funeral for the victims. The picture shows a simple tombstone in front of the tomb. CCTV News Photo

December 25th local time, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission issued a statement that after statistical verification by the local police and government departments

The number of victims rose to 207 in the attack on civilians by gunmen in the Metker area of Benshangul-Gumaz region, northwest Ethiopia in the early morning of December 23.

It includes 35 adult women and 17 children, and the youngest victim is a six-month-old baby.

At the same time, thousands of people have been displaced in the Metker area of Benshangul-Gumaz region and are walking to the larger city of Buren in the region to seek security.

At present, the Buren city is overcrowded, the basic needs of people’s lives are urgently guaranteed, and continuous humanitarian assistance is imminent.