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Farmers attacked in North Darfur’s Tawila

October 23 - 2018 TAWILA
A displaced farmer works on his rented plot in Tawila locality, North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A displaced farmer works on his rented plot in Tawila locality, North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

A number of farmers were injured in an attack by herders in Tawila locality in North Darfur on Monday.

The farmers told Radio Dabanga that herders trespassed their farms with their livestock at Hashaba area, south of Tawila. When the farmers confronted them the herders beat them, causing various injuries.

Four farmers were injured, including Maryam Yousef, Hawa Yahya, Shadiya Haroun and Maryam Saleh. Some of them sustained serious injuries.

They pointed out that the herds of camels and other cattle caused significant losses to the fields of sorghum, sesame, watermelon and groundnuts.

In September, a farmer was killed and another abducted after they confronted armed herders grazing livestock on their farms at Um Baji in Tawila. Farmers in North Darfur’s Dar El Salam locality also came under attack of herders.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the herders trespassed with their camels and cows, resulting in a confrontation where the herders opened fire on the farmers.

This also led to the destruction of large areas of millet, sorghum, sesame, groundnuts, watermelon and okra estimated at thousands of Sudanese Pounds. They explained that they had filed several complaints to the authorities, without finding any response.


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