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Farmer killed, South Darfur robberies continue

October 6 - 2017 FANGA / GIREIDA
Women ride donkeys to farm the land near Um Baru, North Darfur (Unamid)
Women ride donkeys to farm the land near Um Baru, North Darfur (Unamid)

A farmer was shot dead and his wife was seriously injured in the eastern part of Jebel Marra. In Gireida town, militiamen continued comitting atrocities against locals and displaced people, injuring two women on Friday morning.

In Dulo, north of Fanga in the area popularly known as eastern Jebel Marra, armed shephers opened fire on farmers Hawa Ibrahim Hussein and Shadia Harun Suleiman. They tried to keep the herders from entering cattle onto their farms.

Hussein was hit and died on the spot while Suleiman sustained serious injuries from the attack. She has been taken to the hospital to receive treatment, one of her family members told Radio Dabanga.

Gireida raids
Two displaced women were seriously wounded west of Gireida on Friday morning by militiamen. Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that three of them opened fire on the sisters Halima Musa and Khadija Musa, who were working on a farm in Um Asal.

The farmers sustained wounds in the thighs, hands and legs, and have been transferred to a health centre for treatment.

Also in Gireida, bandits robbed the passengers of a commercial vehicle on the Santa-Joghana road on Thursday evening. A source informed this station that about 15 gunmen, wearing camouflage uniforms, opened fire on three vehicles en route from Santa to Joghana. Aboard were people who returned from the markets.

“Stopping one of the vehicles, the attackers robbed SDG10,000 ($1,488) in cash of Mustafa Daoud, and SDG5,000 ($744) from Idris Issa. They also took mobile phones, goods, and other property from passengers,” the source said. The bandits then completely destroyed the vehicle.

In the past days people in Gireida in South Darfur have complained of continuous militia raids on farms and roads. A witness told Radio Dabanga that the area has witnessed a series of attacks in the past two days, the latest of which was carried out on Wednesday.


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