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Darfur farmers robbed of engines, money

July 25 - 2016 KUTUM / NIERTETI
A displaced farmer works on his rented plot in Tawila locality, North Darfur, September 2011 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A displaced farmer works on his rented plot in Tawila locality, North Darfur, September 2011 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

Three water engines were stolen at gunpoint from the gardens of Fata Borno camp for displaced farmers in North Darfur on Friday night. In Central Darfur, gunmen threatened local farmers to pay fees or be expelled.

A displaced woman in Fata Borno in Kutum locality told Radio Dabanga that members of a paramilitary group stormed their gardens where they stole three water engines. They threatened the displaced people with weapons.

On Friday, a militiamen imposed the sum of SDG50 ($8.13) worth of royalties on all the farmers in villages surrounding Nierteti in Central Darfur.

A woman farmer told this station that the militiamen, who arrived on horses, gave them the option of either paying for each farm, or leave it.


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