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North Darfur market shops burgled by ‘guards’

August 10 - 2016 SARAF UMRA
A North Darfur market (Sojoud Elgarrai / Unamid)
A North Darfur market (Sojoud Elgarrai / Unamid)

Two shops were burgled in Birkat Seira market of Saraf Umra locality in North Darfur on Tuesday, allegedly by members of a paramilitary group assigned to guarding the market.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that four members of a militia led by Mohamed Sayed Ahmed, who are charged with guarding Birkat Seira market, entered the market riding camels and horses on Tuesday night.

They stole goods worth SDG5,000 ($825) and approximately SDG1,500 ($250) in cash from a shop owned by Khalid Zerkiya Zanga. They then took goods worth SDG6,000 ($990) and cash estimated at SDG2,000 ($330) from the shop of merchant Adam Ahmed Kanada.

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