There have been frequent clashes at the border of Benishangul-Gumuz and Oromia regional states, between the Kamashi people living across the border from Oromia and ethnic Oromos and Amharas living in the state. These conflicts resulted in dozens of deaths and the dislocation of thousands of Ethiopians. According to the Ethiopian Attorney General's office organized political groups on both sides of the Oromia-Benishangul border are said to be involved in the conflict. The Public relations director of the office Ato Zenabu Tulu said that the cause behind the recent clashes is being investigated. It is known that ethnic tensions and violence have been on the rise in the country, which has been a challenge for the transformative regime of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.