Thousands of people demonstrated in Nierteti in Central Darfur yesterday in protest against the rampant insecurity in the town and its surrounding villages.
At the end of the demonstration, the residents of Nierteti and nearby camps for the displaced gathered in a sit-in in front of the Nierteti locality offices.
The demonstrators demand that the police put an end to the daily attacks by militiamen, and always records complaints filed by victims of crimes. As the Nierteti locality director and police chief failed to restore security, they must be replaced.
Demonstrators told Radio Dabanga from the sit-in that they will only end their protest when their demands are met.
Yesterday morning, a displaced woman and an army soldier were shot dead, and two soldiers were wounded in a gunfight with two unknown armed men near Khor Ramla camp west of Nierteti town.
Adam Okar told Radio Dabanga that the gunmen, riding on a motorcycle, “suddenly shot and killed Fatima Adouma near the camp”. They then fired at three soldiers of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) “who happened to be there”. One of them was killed. Soldiers El Sadig Khamees and Abdelkhalig Abdallah were injured.
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