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Displaced farmers abused, robbed in South Darfur

September 28 - 2015 GIREIDA
A family returns home after all day farming the land outside Gireida, South Darfur, during the rainy season (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A family returns home after all day farming the land outside Gireida, South Darfur, during the rainy season (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

A family of three were wounded in an attack on a group of displaced near Gireida, South Darfur, on Sunday evening.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a farmer reported that gunmen riding on camels and horses attacked a group of displaced people who returned from the Gireida camps to cultivate their land in the area.

“The attackers stormed the farms while firing into the air. Most of the people fled,” he said.

“They found Zakaria Yahya and his family and stabbed him several times. They beat his wife, Fatima Hamed Mahmoud, so hard that one of her legs was broken. They then attempted to slaughter their little son Mustafa Zakaria, causing serious injuries to his neck with a bayonet.”

The witness said that the three wounded are currently being treated at Gireida hospital. “The boy in a very bad condition.”

He added that the attackers stole the family’s donkey cart and all their other possessions.

The attack was reported to the police in Gireida.


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