Last Friday, around 13 men from the Huao Yarentaro community attacked a Taromenane house burning and killing their occupants, it is assumed that with firearms, according to preliminary data.
With this, the Huaorani would have entered for the third time in the territory of the isolated towns, since March 5 date in which the Taromenane murdered two Huaorani: Ompure and Buganey, who were attacked by spears.
It is presumed that those who led the attack were relatives, however Caesar Nihua, his representative, said that despite not having more information in this regard, he believes that the indictment is anticipated.
Nihua traveled yesterday with a delegation of the Organization of the Huaorani community to corroborate what happened, once being there they talked with residents, and only after the investigations, they will issue a statement.
According to the Coordinator of the Observatory of collective rights and member of the International Committee of protection of the peoples in voluntary isolation, Eduardo Pichilingue, if the hypothesis is verified this could not form part of a traditional huao attack. since there are firearms involved.
“The problem arises – he says – when precautionary measures to protect peoples in voluntary isolation must be deployed in an area of oil interest: those who lose are the ones with the measures”, stated Pichilingue, also explained that the indigenous territory would be reduced, and so the Taromenane are forced to approach the huao communities .
Experts estimate that there are about 300 Indigenous of the Taromenane and Tagaeri groups, but the Huaorani believe that the population of these groups is approaching 1,000 individuals.