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North Darfur militiamen: 'Pay blood money or village will be torched'

August 16 - 2015 KABKABIYA
Part of a Darfuri village (file photo)
Part of a Darfuri village (file photo)

A group of militiamen have threatened to torch Gorgo village, near Kabkabiya in North Darfur, if its residents do not pay compensation for the death of one of them.

A listener told Radio Dabanga that the militiamen demand SDG180,000 as 'blood money' for the slain colleague in Gorgo, located some 18 kilometres west of Kabkabiya.

The man was killed last week during an armed robbery. “They raided the house of merchant Shogar Hassan El Nur with the purpose of robbing him. When they fired around them to scare the people, one of them was hit,” she explained. “He died of his wounds on the way to the hospital.”

She said the members of the Kabkabiya native administration intervened, and agreed to pay the 'blood money'.

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