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RSF militiamen hold Central Darfur villagers hostage

November 21 - 2018 NIERTETI / ZALINGEI
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Elements of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia detained 21 civilians, including a minor, on Sunday and are holding them hostage as collateral for allegedly stolen camels.

A relative of one of the detainees told Radio Dabanga that paramilitaries of the RSF stationed east of the Kalinga area in Central Darfur attacked a group of people from 11 villages who were riding donkeys to Nierteti for shopping and detained 21 people including a boy aged 14 at gunpoint.

He said the militiamen condition freeing them with return of camels that have allegedly been stolen from the militiamen, or alternately paying compensation.


Four displaced people were injured in an attack by gunmen near Abta village, 15 km east of Zalingei in Central Darfur.

El Shafee Abdallah, the coordinator of Central Darfur camps, reported,

“Eight gunmen intercepted the way of Izzeldin Abdelkarim, Mohamed Suleiman, Abdelsalam Ibrahim and Ishag Yousef while they were on their way after shopping from Abta village to Kaklo village”.

He said the gunmen threatened the four with the force of arms and then attacked them with sticks and robbed them of their mobile phones and money

He said Abdelkarim was seriously injured with an axe and was transferred to the hospital in Zalingei, while the rest were transferred to the health centre there.

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