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Herder set on fire in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

February 25 - 2015 EAST JEBEL MARRA
Herders guide their cattle to a water point in Khor Abeche, South Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
Herders guide their cattle to a water point in Khor Abeche, South Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

A herder burned to death in Fanga, East Jebel Marra, on Tuesday.

“Elements of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) seized Muntasir Saleh Ahmed, while he was grazing his livestock in the area,” a relative of the victim told Dabanga.

“They took him to a public square in Fanga, poured petrol over him, and set him on fire. The people, as well as army officers who heard about this atrocious act, were outraged.”

He added that “today, a military helicopter arrived at Fanga, and took three army officers, who are well-known in the area for defending the population against attacks by militiamen, to Nyala”.


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