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Central Darfur: Military Intelligence detain five, firewood collector killed

January 8 - 2018 NIERTETI
Sudan army forces conduct a search in Hamidiya camp in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, November 16, 2017 (RD)
Sudan army forces conduct a search in Hamidiya camp in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, November 16, 2017 (RD)

Members of the Military Intelligence in Nierteti in Central Darfur detained five people last week. A resident of the Northern Nierteti camp for the displaced was shot dead while collecting firewood on Saturday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a camp sheikh said that on Tuesday, Haydar Idris Suleiman, a 25-year-old secondary school student living in the Northern Nierteti camp for the displaced was taken by Military Intelligence agents to the town’s army garrison without providing a reason.

“On Saturday, they returned and took Hafiz Abdelrahman (24) and Adam Khamis (21) with them.”

A listener reported that a camp resident named Siddig and a resident of Nierteti were detained by Military Intelligence agents from the town’s market on Saturday as well.

Shot

The Northern Nierteti camp sheikh also reported that camp resident Adam Abdeljabbar was shot dead on Saturday afternoon.

“Adam was collecting firewood together with his wife nearby the camp when a group of gunmen riding on horses suddenly opened fire at them. He was killed instantly. His wife suffered no injuries,” the sheikh said.

Camp residents reported the incident to the police. When no action followed, they staged a protest in front of the police station.

The police dispersed them with tear gas and firing in the air.


 


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