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North Darfur’s Nemra village raided, pillaged again

October 4 - 2015 TAWILA LOCALITY
Nemra village in North Darfur (OCHA map of Darfur)
Nemra village in North Darfur (OCHA map of Darfur)

A group of militiamen raided Nemra village in North Darfur's Tawila locality on Saturday.

For the second time within two weeks, residents of Nemra had to flee their village in an attack by militiamen. Most of the villagers sought refuge in Tabit, 15 kilometres to the north.

“About 65 armed men in two vehicles and on camels stormed the village on Saturday evening,” a villager told Radio Dabanga from Tabit.

“They beat the remaining residents, telling them they should have listened to them and left the village weeks ago. They then plundered the basic school and took the only water engine in the area with them,” he reported.

“Before leaving, they set fire to around 150 domestic huts. There are now about 30 huts left of the original 600 in the village.”

He added that the flames could be seen from far. “People in Shangil Tobaya said they saw the flames and smoke coming from the village, so Unamid personnel in the Shangil Tobaya base must have seen it too. Yet, no one of the peacekeeping mission moved to intervene.”

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