Irob villages in Eastern Tigray under attack

Eritrea Tigray

(Source:, 16 January 2021) –

This is the story of a village in the Irob area, on the border between Eritrea and Tigray in Ethiopia.

It comes from Rita – whose uncle sent it to her.

“We are a minority ethnic group in Tigray.

Eritrean troops arrived in the area and then went from village to village – massacring people as they went.

The only people who survived are those who hid in the mountains after people ran through the village shouting: Hide! The enemy is here!

We know some of those who were killed personally – we have their names.

President Isaias Afwerki has a particular hatred for the people of Irob. It is home to one of the first official academic schools in Ethiopia.”


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