Incident Date
21 - 22 August 2022
Adebay, Adebay, Kafta Humera
Western, Tigray
Civilians reported killed
5 - 38
(0 of which who are named)
Reported Perpetrator
Amhara Special Forces or Fano Militia
Civilians killed by Amhara militia.
This round of arrests and killings took place as fighting was resuming everywhere in Tigray. Belay Ayanew (the head of security for Humera - Kafta Humera) and Fano went in several cars to arrest Tigrayans in the city of Adebay. They used a 10-year-old to identify who was Tigrayan before killing him. That day, they killed five people and arrested at least 33 others who were never seen again. Four of those killed had been involved in the administration after the war, giving pieces of information and collaborating with the new tabia team. Witnesses explained their killing by their former collaboration with Fano, who eventually silenced them. The survivors from Adebay named 27 people who were arrested on that day and whose whereabouts are unknown, as well as 17 others who were arrested and disappeared on other days. On all these occasions, civil servants, investors, deacons and clergymen, merchants and cooperative managers were among those arrested. The victims are said to be buried around the town in mass graves.
Personal details of the victim(s) are not reported for this incident.