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Herders expel farmers in Sirba, West Darfur

October 4 - 2015 SIRBA
Camel herders in North Darfur (file photo)
Camel herders in North Darfur (file photo)

The farmers living in the area of Abu Suruj in West Darfur’s Sirba locality have complained since Thursday about attacks by militant herders. The police did not intervene, despite an ‘incentive’ paid by the farmers.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, one of the victims said that herders expelled the farmers in the areas of Rijil El Mur and Mordok by force of arms, and released their cattle and camels onto their lands.

He added that they reported the incidents to the police. “We paid the police SDG2,000 ($326) which they asked for in order to move, but to no avail.”

The farmer appealed to the native administrators and the Commissioner of Sirba locality to intervene and protect the farmers.

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