Security tensions in the southeast of Mukjar locality in Central Darfur have caused the closure of the Dambar Market since Friday.
“A large group of heavily armed militiamen on motorcycles surrounded the market of Dambar on Friday morning,” a resident of the town reported to Radio Dabanga. “Fearing an attack, the traders immediately closed their shops and stalls.”
The source said that the reasons for the siege are unknown. “They just came out of the blue,” he said.
The added that residents of Dambar and the surrounding villages have called on the Governor of Central Darfur and the Commissioner of Mukjar to either come to Dambar or to deploy a large military force “to save the area from a disaster as soon as possible”.