South Darfur governor announces new security measures
The Governor of South Darfur has announced new security measures to protect the farmers and pastoralists during the current rainy season.
On the occasion of the Eid El Fitr, the feast concluding the fasting month of Ramadan, Governor Adam El Faki stated that his government does not tolerate any fighting over farmlands or pastures during the rainy season.
“No such thing as 'liberated land' exists in South Darfur,” he added. About 100 vehicles mounted with Dushka machineguns will secure the agricultural season between August and October, when the harvest commences.
South Darfur security troops in 17 vehicles will protect the herders and their livestock who began moving from the south to the north in June. The last station for two nomad routes at Bielel has been opened.
The South Darfur farmers however, question “the repeated promises and pledges of the governor.
“We do not see anything changing on the ground,” a farmer told Radio Dabanga from Gireida locality. “The only solution lies in the disarmament of the pastoralists and militiamen.”
The governor El Faki further declared that the South Darfur authorities “have detained 85 percent of the outlaws”. The special Court for Crimes in Darfur will begin its sessions immediately after the Eid holiday.
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