Source: Selam Kidane

Many around the world are baffled by the accounts of cruelty that is being perpetrated by the Eritrean army as consistently reported from victims across Tigray. It has been sudden, totally unexpected and extremely brutal and being perpetrated against people who are to all intents and purposes kin. Victims ask ‘why?’, Fellow Eritreans are baffled and many in the international community ask ‘how?’ How is it possible that a young army of mostly conscripts who were forcibly recruited from across Eritrea to perpetrate a level of cruelty that is seldom seen? I have been asking the same, but gradually and gut-wrenchingly I am embarking on the bitter realisation of the cruelty of the method in Issias Afwerki’s madness.