The announcement of the last year investigation of Jijiga’s crime
The federal prosecutor has announced today that the results of the investigation on crimes committed in the Jigjiga region between July 28 and 30, 2010Ethiopian Calendar. The Federal Public Relations Director, Zinabu Tulu, has announced the results of the investigation today. According to the investigation results, 58 people died and the priests and the followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church were burned in the church during the days mentioned.
A total of 266 people have been found injured in heavy and simple disabilities, and many women were raped, according to the investigation, as told by Mr. Zinabu. There was also serious destruction of the assets of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo church, government institutions, individual homes and businesses worth 412 million
On these days, 50 bodies were buried together, 42 in the other at the same time, and eight were buried at Saint Michael Church in Jigjiga. He also said that the investigation of the suspected people who were inspiring others to launch an attack on other ethnic nationalities in the Somali region is now completed.
In the investigation, it was also investigated that even the high-ranking regional commanders were prepared to fight against any power from the federal government. There was also determined to save power and separation of the region by force and killing and destroying citizens and their property.
Although the investigation originated from July 28 to July 30, 2010Ethiopian calendar, it was reported that other crimes were found while being investigated. Following this, there was a serious crime investigation for the last five months. The statement stated that many other crimes committed before the investigation were found including 200 people murdered by those criminals. From the total of 200 murdered people, so far only 37 people bodies recovered, and this also showed the complexity of the crime.
As reported, 46 persons have been detained for crimes including the former head of the state. 6 suspects have been detained and the remaining 40 suspects are still in search, he said.
Regarding 40 suspects who have not been detained, Mr. Zelalem, who is also a member of the regional police force, said that the suspects are hiding in foreign countries, and we are currently talking with the government of the countries where they are hiding, and a group of investigators is underway to arrest them. Some of the criminals have the right to NOT to be accused, so we are also working with the government on this issue, said Zinabu Tulu, the Federal Public Relations Director.