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