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Hostages released in Central Darfur, more taken in North Darfur

February 20 - 2019 ZALINGEI / TAWILA
An armoured column of paramilitary Rapid Support Forces in North Darfur (File photo)
An armoured column of paramilitary Rapid Support Forces in North Darfur (File photo)

Militiamen of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) released 16 displaced people and 19 other members of the public who were taken hostage in November 7 2018. Three displaced people are still being held.

El Shafee Abdallah, the coordinator of Central Darfur camps, told Radio Dabanga that the militiamen released the people on Friday.

He said three other people are still in custody with the militants: Adam Juma (65), Hamid Mohamed (47), and Ibrahim Adam (19).

North Darfur

On Tuesday afternoon, Adam Haroun and Mukhtar Omar were abducted by militiamen from the Fallujah area, 15 kilometres south of Dubo El Omda in Tawila locality, North Darfur.

The relatives of the abductees reported to Radio Dabanga that the kidnapping was carried out by RSF members driving a vehicle.

They said the militiamen intercepted the two men who were riding a donkey cart, on their way to collect firewood near Falluja.

They said that the militiamen put them into the vehicle at gunpoint and took them to an unknown destination.

He pointed out that the incident was reported to the police.

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