𝐎𝐋𝐅 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐮𝐩 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐎𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐨
OLF Statement – January 24, 2023
In Amhara Regional State, Oromiya Special Zone, Wallo, a coordinated attack by the Amhara Regional
Government Security Forces restarted afresh. Oromo People living in Amhara Regional State have
repeatedly suffered death, eviction, and torture at the hands of government security forces and the
responsible government structure in the area has never taken remedial action.
On January 21 2023, Amhara Regional Government Security forces and the irregular group Fano armed
with heavy weapons opened attacks on the Oromo farmers, burnt their houses into ashes, forced many out
of their homes, and killed several others. In the last three days, more than 65 innocent civilians were killed
by these brutal forces. On January 23, 2023, 39 civilians whose names were identified were executed. On
the same day, Oromos travelling back from Finfinee to their home village Wallo were intercepted around
Shaw Robit at a place called Karra Jajjabaa, and after identifying them to be Oromo, sixteen of them were
brutally assassinated. OLF condemns this brutal killings fi unarmed civilians. The war is spreading to the
whole district of Jiillee Dhumuga to places such as Wasan Kurkur, Kollash, Allaalaa Dirrichi, Kunde,
Waahcuu, Baalchii, Walakko, Goodaa, Atayee and Sanbate. Death, displacement, and property
destruction are increasing at an alarming rate.
The OLF calls up on all Oromos in Oromiya and worldwide to stand by and support their kins in Wallo.
Oromos in Wallo have been subjected to the most brutal subjugation, killings, destructions and
displacement since they were forcefully invaded and made the vassals of the Ethiopian ruling groups.
They survived to this day with their tears and blood. Oromos should support their kins in any form
possible. It is time to show your solidarity and readiness to support, in any form possible, your brothers
and sisters in Wallo.
Victory to the Masses!
Oromo Liberation Front
January 24, 2023