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Sheikh of Otash camp slain in South Darfur

March 30 - 2015 OTASH CAMP/ KASS
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A leader of Otash camp for the displaced, east of Nyala, South Darfur was killed by militiamen today. In a separate incident, a lorry was hijacked on the Kass-Nyala road.

“Three members of a government militia, wearing military uniforms, stormed the shelter of Sheikh Idris Mohamed Abu Shama, head of Centre 1, at 5am today,” another Otash camp elder informed Radio Dabanga.

“They shot him and fled. We immediately took him to the Nyala Teaching hospital, where he died of his injuries.”


The commissioner of Kass locality, Mohamed Ibrahim, told Radio Dabanga, that a group of gunmen ambushed a lorry en route from Um Dukhun to Nyala.

They ordered the driver and his assistant to disembark, and took the vehicle to an unknown location.

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