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Armed herders assault farmers across North Darfur

Armed herders in Darfur (File photo)
Armed herders in Darfur (File photo)

On Wednesday, groups of herdsmen assaulted farmers in various places in North Darfur. Two farmers were abducted and seven others sustained serious injuries.

At Mashrou Abuzeid in Tawila, two armed herders riding camels stormed the farm tended by Aziza Hamid (35) and Habiba Yousef (25). They seized them at gunpoint and took them to an unknown destination, a relative of the victims told Radio Dabanga.

Jebel Marra

Another group of herders attacked a number of farmers in the area of Katur in north-east Jebel Marra. They beat them with sticks and whips. Many farmers were injured, of whom Shadia El Kheir, Darelnaeem Ibrahim, and Kaltoum Yahya seriously.


In Kutum, a number of farmers were wounded by herders on Wednesday morning. They were beaten and stabbed with knives. Mohamed Adam, and brothers Suleiman and Ibrahim Abakar Mohamed are in serious condition, a farmer reported to this station.

A local search posse managed to arrest three of the alleged attackers and handed them and their camels to the Kutum police.

In Kabkabiya, farmer Adam El Bakir was seriously injured after he was attacked by herdsmen at his farm in the area of Arbaa Bitout Arab.

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