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Militiamen release livestock by force on North Darfur farmlands

Janjaweed in eastern Chad (Mia Farrow)
Janjaweed in eastern Chad (Mia Farrow)

A displaced man was shot near Tina, Tawila locality, on Wednesday, in an attack by militiamen, who wanted to enter their livestock on farmlands in the area.

Omda Mukhtar Bosh, coordinator of the Tawila camps for the displaced, told Radio Dabanga that “a joint force of government-backed militiamen, riding in vehicles and others on camels, attacked a group of displaced farmers in the area of Tina, 15 km west of Tawila town.

“They severely beat them with their whips, and shot around them to chase them from their farmlands. Ibrahim Musa Adam was hit by bullets, and had to be taken to El Fasher Teaching Hospital for treatment. The donkey of Hawa Mohamed Abu Bashar was killed,” he said. “The attackers then released their livestock on their lands.”

Bosh said that the same happened near Kunjara, Um Burma, Tarny, Jeily, Siswa, Bawabat Sejeli, and Hillet Tendel villages on Wednesday. “Also there militiamen beat and whipped the farmers, and entered their camels and cows on farmlands.”

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