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Kidnapping in North Darfur’s Tawila

October 8 - 2015 TAWILA
Camel men in Darfur (file photo)
Camel men in Darfur (file photo)

A young man was kidnapped by militiamen in Tawila locality, North Darfur, on Monday. The gunmen are demanding a ransom for his release.

“Yagoub Shumo Saboun (20) was kidnapped in the area of Murtal, 12 kilometres south of Tawila town, on Monday,” Mukhtar Bosh, coordinator of the Tawila camps for the displaced informed Radio Dabanga.

He said that a group of militiamen riding camels ambushed him when he was grazing his cattle.

“They tied him to one of their camels and took him to one of the nomadic settlement in the area of Tarny. They then contacted his relatives and demanded a ransom of SDG100,000 ($16,300) for his release.”

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