Sometimes its enough to remind Akele and Abel Qael their main job in Asmara and the fields of Eritrea where they are only allowed to help farmers harvest crops or carrying out chores for city residents. In Asmara, the robbers are all Tigryans and the criminals are Tigryans, the help are also all Tigryans. They all get good money, and that's why they come to Eritrea to work and go back to Tigray. When a Tigryan starts to give you a hard time, just remind him of his job, he will behave, if he doesn't remind him of his mother's job, and if he still misbehaving, remind him of his sisters job, I am sure he will behave.
The other day, a Eritrean was telling me how nice he had been to Tigryan workers, how he would go the extra mile to help Tigryans get more on everything. One night his Tigryan gatekeeper stole from the family that employed him for months and left for Tigray. While on his way to Tigray another family member sees him with a loaded donkey rushing down, suspecting why the Tigryan was rushing, he stopped him and asked to let him peek into the load, the Tigryan thief began to perspire and stutter. The Eritrean guy insists to take it down, and the Tigryan man swears it was part of his payment for his services.
Once the load was untied the man finds new cloths, electric machine, comforter and so on. The Tigryan pulled out a knife on him, demanding to either let him go with the loot or else he would cut him. The Eritrean was wise, he did not want to dirty himself up fighting a "lice infested" robber, so he would call on others in the area, the Tigryan would run into the sunset leaving everything. No one seen him in town ever since. There was also some stuff from the neighbors too, and they all got their stuff back. Based on the way he writes, I have a feeling Abel Qael is that very Tigryan robber who escaped after wheeping a nife on his master's nephew.
a1g@me boy, check this out, they are Eritreans to the bone and you are not...Nigerian Eritreans - The history of Hausa and Bargo in Eritrea
Published on 10:15 AM Category: Eritrean People
The Hausa and Bargo ethnic groups of Eritrea, who collectively go by the name of "Tokharir", are Muslim people who migrated to Eritrea from Nigeria (2001, Johnathan Bascom, p. 70). Their settlement in Southwest Eritrea was associated with rising exploitation of the peasantry in Northern Nigeria and religious pilgrimages to Mecca (2001, Johnathan Bascom, p. 70). Their ancestors, who first settled in Southwest Eritrea and eastern Sudan during the late eighteenth and especially the nineteenth century (1999 Giorgio Ausenda, p. 179), were immigrants returning from the pilgrimage to Mecca who quite often brought their wives along and even begot children on the way (1999, Giorgio Ausenda, p. 179). To survive along the way, which took them several years, and pay for the Red Sea crossing, they stopped during the agricultural season and worked as farmhands or sharecroppers (1999, Giorgio Ausenda, p. 179). As a result of this sporadic immigration, estimated by Burkhardt at about 1,000 per year, there is now a large Hausa settlement in the Gash Delta (1999, Giorgio Ausenda, p. 179). Conservative estimates suggest that more than thirty thousand Hausa and Bargo ethnic groups were once living in Eritrea when conflict with Ethiopia escalated in the mid-1970s (2001, Johnathan Bascom, p. 70).