Reports reaching the Ogaden Online service desk from the town of Hadhawe, Shabeele province, confirm a rape spree that was spearheaded by the Woyane militias deployed in the area.
Our local reporters have confirmed one such incident where Ethiopian soldiers gang raped seven young girls. One of the girls passed away as the result of the gang rape. This gruesome incident took place on February 10, 2010.
Eyewitnesses and our reporters confirmed four of the seven girl’s names including the deceased one. The names of young girls are as follows;
1. Faadumo Oomar (She died as the result of the gang rape)
2. Nasteexo Maxamed Faarax
3. Istahil Cumar Ibrahim
4. Cadar Maxamed Faarax
It is reported that the health of the raped girls are deteriorating since they have almost bled to death due to the injuries caused by the gang rape.
These gang rape incidents, although not new, appear coordinated. They also are on the increase. Ethiopian Military stationed in the east of Iimey, part of the Shabele province, and Falfal, Dhagahbur province engaged in a similar gang rape incident on February 06th, and 13, 2010. Locals attribute to the increased gang rape incidents as the ‘only’ way the Woyane militias could retaliate against the recent heavy military losses they have sustained in the hands of the Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA).