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Militia troops enter Nierteti, Central Darfur

January 21 - 2015 NIERTETI
Militiamen in Darfur (listandalucia)
Militiamen in Darfur (listandalucia)

At least seven villagers in Nierteti locality in Central Darfur sustained serious injuries on Monday, when they were beaten and whipped by troops of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and other government militiamen. The same day, large groups of militiamen entered Nierteti town, terrifying the population.

Multiple sources reported to Dabanga about a large concentration of militias, existing of Border Guards and RSF troops in “about 100 heavily armoured vehicles”, as well as local militiamen, in the area of Khor Ramla, west of Nierteti town.

“Those militiamen continued assaulting the people in the area on Tuesday”, one of them said, “and robbed us of all our belongings and livestock.”

The sources said that at least seven people, including one woman, were seriously injured in the attacks. “Among them are Ahmed Abdelaziz Mohamed Abakar, a secondary school student who was run over by one of their vehicles, Salah Yagoub Ishag, Abdelhamid Abdallah Ali, Abdelmoula Ali, and Adam Mohamed Ismail”.

In Nierteti town, people fled to their homes, when a large force of militiamen entered the town market on Monday. Shop keepers closed their doors, and market stall owners took their goods, and left, after a number of militiamen had refused to pay for the commodities taken.

A listener told Radio Dabanga from Nierteti town that most of the people stayed at home on Tuesday, in fear of the militiamen roaming the market and the neighbourhoods, “continuously firing shots into the air”.

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