The Ethiopian army has killed 42 people accused of involvement in the killing of civilians in the western Benishangul-Ghumuj area. On Thursday, the state television channel Fana TV reported the information.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said gunmen had killed more than 100 people in the village of Bikoji in Benishangul-Ghumuj.
Citing regional officials, Fana TV reported that troops seized bows and arrows and other weapons during the operation.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Abi Ahmed said troops had been deployed in the village of Bikoji. Ethnic clashes often occur in this area.
“The killings of civilians in Benishangul-Ghumuj are tragic,” he said. The government has tried to address the problem and has deployed the required number of troops.