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Herders attack police station in West Darfur

June 30 - 2018 SIRBA
Farmers in Forobaranga, West Darfur (Unamid)
Farmers in Forobaranga, West Darfur (Unamid)

Two policemen were wounded in an attack by a group of herders on a police station in West Darfur on Tuesday evening.

The incident took place in the Hamida police station in Sirba locality. A number of witnesses told Radio Dabanga that on Tuesday, herders prevented farmers of Hamida from farming their lands. The herders beat them and expelled them from the lands.

The farmers filed a complaint to the Hamida police station. Police arrived at the farms to intervene and ordered the herders to leave.

On Tuesday evening the herders attacked Hamida police station and severely wounded two policemen, who were taken to El Geneina for treatment. According to a witness on Thursday, the situation in Hamida is very tense and transportation has come to a complete halt in the area.

On May 30, armed herdsmen attacked a group of farmers in Jebel Ari in Kereinik locality. According to a camp coordinator, the herders claimed that the land where the farmers had started plowing is their property. The quarrel resulted in the gunmen shooting the farmers.

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