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Student killed, others injured in Gireida, South Darfur

February 1 - 2015 GIREIDA
Gunmen in Darfur (file photo)
Gunmen in Darfur (file photo)

A secondary school student was killed, and five others sustained bullet wounds in an attack by militiamen in Gireida locality, South Darfur, on Friday. On Saturday, four passengers of a lorry were injured in an ambush on the Gireida-Nyala road.

A sheikh of the Jiji camp for the displaced in Gireida locality told Dabanga, that the students were studying together for their final exams at Rahad Idrisa, near Gireida town, when “militiamen suddenly and randomly, fired at them. Ibrahim Eisa Ibrahim was killed instantly, and five others were seriously wounded.”

He also said that on Saturday, “armed forces” seized Mohamed Ali Ahmed from his home in Forika camp, and took him to the Gireida military garrison.

Gireida-Nyala road

A Gireida camp leader told Dabanga that “in the area of Saadoun, just 3 km from Gireida, a group of about 20 armed men riding camels and horses fired at a passenger lorry.

“Eisa Abdelrahman Abakar and Mohamed Ishag Abakar, from Ailliet Jarelnabi, and Mohamed Suleiman Musa and Yagoub Ali, from one of the Gireida camps for the displaced, were injured.”

He said that the Gireida-Nyala road is still blocked by militiamen.

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