Militia marauders wreak havoc in Tur, South Darfur
Three men were injured on Saturday when militiamen who were returning from Jebel Marra, raided the area of Tur in South Darfur.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga on Sunday, residents said that “a group of militiamen, some in vehicles and others mounted on camels and horses, stormed the Tur area, firing heavily into the air.
“Abdullah Abdul Rahman Abdel Mawla (60) Adam Suleiman Tom (20) and Yusuf Salami (70) were injured.”
Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the attackers broke into several houses and shops, and went on to pillage Tur market.
“The armed forces based in Tur intervened and fired warning shots over the heads of the militiamen, which prompted the attackers to change direction, carrying the pillaged property, donkeys, sheep, and even household utensils to the direction of Nyala.”
Reports have reached this station from Zalingei in Central Darfur that the pro-government militias returning from Jebel Marra have put large quantities of pillaged property on sale in the city markets at cheap prices to get rid of them.
Citizens of Zalingei said that the stolen property from the villages of Jebel Marra has appeared in the city's markets since the beginning of the last week and increased over the past three days.
Sheikh Younis Matar, one of the native administration leaders in Central Darfur, appealed to the citizens in Zalingei not to buy the stolen property of the simple people who have become displaced and homeless.
The Sheikh said that “the pillaged goods and property are religiously illegal for every Muslim to buy”.
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