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‘Government militiamen’ attack displaced in West Darfur

January 4 - 2015 KEREINIK
Militiamen in Darfur (
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A number of displaced were wounded in an armed robbery in Kereinik locality, West Darfur, on Thursday. The police refused to act, saying they do not have the power to persecute “government militia troops”.

A group of government-backed militiamen attacked the displaced on Thursday night, while they were sleeping at their farmlands in Momo, 5 km east of Murnei. They beat them with their whips and riffles, four of them seriously, after which they robbed them of their belongings.

One of the victims told Radio Dabanga that they reported the attack to the police of Momo.

“They, however, refused to act, saying that they do not have the competence to persecute elements of government militias.”

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