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Protest against increasing violence in Darfur

December 8 - 2019 UM DUKHUN / KEREINIK / EL GENEINA / SAWANI
Traditional crops storage (Social media)
Traditional crops storage (Social media)

On Friday, people staged a protest against the increasing violence in Um Dukhun in Central Darfur. In West Darfur, a farmer was killed and several others were injured in two seperate incidents. On Thursday, a group of gunmen attacked a village in East Jebel Marra and torched a large number of stored harvest crops.

In Um Dukhun, youth activists organised a protest against human rights violations in response to the killing of Yagoub Ibrahim by armed robbers in the town on Thursday.

The protestors demanded the arrest of the perpetrators. They also asked the authorities to collect weapons from the militiamen in the region.

On Friday, militant herders attacked a village in Kereinik locality, west of El Geneina. Farmer Sheikheldin Ibrahim was shot dead, and several others were injured.

In a separate incident on Friday, two people were injured in Galala village in the western part of Kereinik during a crossfire between the police and herders.

Burned

On Thursday, a large group of gunmen torched more than 25 traditional joroun (crop storages) in Leia village near Sawani in East Jebel Marra.

One of the victims told Radio Dabanga that dozens of gunmen riding on camels raided the village on Thursday morning. They shot in the air to terrorise the villagers, and set fire to the storages of the harvest crops.

Grenade

In El Geneina, capital of West Darfur, a former soldier detonated a grenade on Friday. He and three others were killed instantly. Four people were wounded, two of them were severely injured including his brother.

Speaking to this station from El Geneina, a neighbour reported that the army soldier suffered from a mental illness, and intended to kill himself. His relatives were trying to prevent him.

 


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