Amhara are the majority ethnic group in Metekel with no political representations. They are also the group that are being pressured to leave the Region by various means including outright genocide, economic discrimination, exclusion from the political and governance activities of the Region.
Metekel used to be part of Gojjam untill 1995 when TPLF decided to take Metekel from Gojjam and Assosa from Wellega to create a fraud region called Benshangul Gumuz. The main aim for TPLF to do as such was to control the fertile lands of Metekel, the Abay Dam and the mineral resources of Assossa in its expansionist agenda.
The Amhara and Agews in the Region are not allowed to arm themselves to protect their families and properties. The Federal government as well as the international community seems to be not giving the attention commensurate with the problem. Unless this problem is checked , it could potentially herald a dawn of a civil war the outcome of which won't be helping anyone.