Skip to main content
Independent news from the heart of Darfur and Sudan
Watch live

Arrest and abductions in Tabit and Nyala, Darfur

December 2 - 2016 TABIT / NYALA
Janjaweed, Arab militias that were armed by the government in the beginning of the conflict in Darfur, drive a Land Cruiser in the desert (file photo)
Janjaweed, Arab militias that were armed by the government in the beginning of the conflict in Darfur, drive a Land Cruiser in the desert (file photo)

The Sudanese security service arrested a student at the market in Tabit, North Darfur. Militiamen abducted a shop owner from the market in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, on Wednesday.

A relative told this station from Tabit that security agents, driving a Land Cruiser, arrived in the village from El Fasher on Friday. They apprehended student Abdel Hamid Abdallah, a graduate of the Nile University, and took him to their office in El Fasher.

The relative does not know the reason for Abdallah's arrest. He said he hopes that student organisations and human rights organisation will intervene.

In Nyala, five militia members in a Land Cruiser raided the shop of Ahmed Adam in the southern market of the city on Wednesday afternoon.

Ahmed and another person in the shop were put inside the vehicle and driven to an unknown destination. A relative of the merchant informed Radio Dabanga about the incident.

Last week, gunmen kidnapped and robbed four staff members of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (Unamid) in Nyala. But the victims were released a few hours later. 


Back to overview