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Darfur: Farmers attacked, displaced men arrested

September 21 - 2018 DAR EL SALAM / NIERTETI / NYALA
Militiamen in Darfur (file photo)
Militiamen in Darfur (file photo)

Two farmers were attacked in North Darfur on Wednesday. In Central Darfur, three camp residents were arrested on Monday.

Farmers Adam Mahmoud Ibrahim and Um Kalthoum Yahya Omar were farming in Arashu, in Dar El Salam locality, when gunmen trespassed the farms. One of their relatives said that the four gunmen were herders.

“The herders let their cattle and camels graze on the farms. When the farmers objected, they beat them with sticks and caused them injuries.”

The victims have been taken to Shangil Tobaya for treatment.

On Monday, members of the military intelligence arrested three displaced people from Tur camp in Nierteti locality in Central Darfur, and took them to an unknown destination.

Eye-witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the military intelligence stormed the house of Yahya Abulgasim, Abdelrazig Abdelrahman and Muzamil Osman and took them to an unknown destination in their vehicle.

Relatives of the three detainees inquired about their family members at the military garrison of Tur, as well as the station of the Central Reserve Forces. “They denied that the detainees were being held there.”

Kalma camp

On Thursday, members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) reportedly stormed Kalma camp in Nyala locality, which sparked panic among the displaced. They drove into the camp with a vehicle.

The spokesman for Association of Displaced People and Refugees in Darfur, Hussein Abu Sharati, said that the incident coincided with a meeting on the commemoration of martyrs of deadly events in Kalma.

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