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State councillor warns of displacement surge as hundreds of Darfur farms damaged by herders

November 23 - 2016 DARFUR
Herders in South Darfur (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)
Herders in South Darfur (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)

The member of the State Legislative Council for Tawila and Koroma constituencies in North Darfur has warned of a surge in displacement resulting from hundreds of farms damaged by herders.

In the latest reports of violence from the region, three farmers were shot dead and others wounded in three separate incidents in South Darfur on Monday.

On Tuesday witnesses reported that militant herdsmen shot and killed Abdel Mawla Mohamed Ibrahim and wounded his wife as they worked their farm at Baronga area south Kass.

Farmer Magdi Ibrahim was shot dead south of Kass when he tried to stop a herder from driving cattle into his farm.

A woman was shot dead south of Nyala when a herder attempted to kidnap her daughter at gunpoint.

Displacement surge

Ibrahim Suleiman, representative of Tawila and Koroma constituency in the North Darfur State Legislative Council has warned of a surge in displacement as a result of damage and destruction of more than 400 farms in the state’s western areas.

He said that the population are in bad need of protection.


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