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Herders bind, beat displaced wood gatherers in West Darfur

October 18 - 2018 MURNEI CAMP
A young woman with firewood in a Darfur camp for the displaced (File photo: Genocide Intervention Network)
A young woman with firewood in a Darfur camp for the displaced (File photo: Genocide Intervention Network)

A group of herders bound and beat a number of displaced people from Murnei camp in West Darfur on Monday, and caused serious injuries to four of them.

One of the sheikhs of the camp reported to Radio Dabanga that on Monday a group of herders attacked displaced people while they were collecting firewood north of the camp. The men allegedly bound them at gunpoint, and then proceeded to beat and torture them for the entire day, only releasing them on Tuesday.

He said the herders threatened to kill them if they return to the area, as the herders consider it as grazing rather than for logging or farming.

Robbery

As previously reported by Radio Dabanga, two people were killed and four others were wounded in a road robbery in Gireida in South Darfur on Monday. Herders shot a farmer in North Darfur’s Tawila.

Witnesses reported to Radio Dabanga that 10 gunmen riding on camels opened fire on a commercial vehicle en route from Sirgeila to Gireida on Monday evening.

“Eisa Adam and Ahmed Mohamed were fatally hit. Abdallah Ibrahim, Awadallah Abdelkarim, El Sayer Yahya, and Omar Ibrahim were wounded,” one of them said.


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