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Tabit ‘tense’ as Darfur herders clash with Sudan govt garrison

December 16 - 2018 TABIT
Herders guide their cattle to a water point in South Darfur (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)
Herders guide their cattle to a water point in South Darfur (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)

The situation in and around Tabit in North Darfur is reportedly tense after clashes between herders, police, and government troops on Thursday.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that a group of herdsmen driving two Land Cruisers and mounted on camels attacked the government garrison, police personnel, and farmers in Tabit, to retrieve seized cattle and camels.

The herders were attempting to release cattle and camels from a barn near the garrison. The livestock was seized after herders let the animals graze on farms in the area of Umtartar and Hashaba, destroying the crops.

They reported that the herders attacked the commander of Tabit garrison, the police and the farmers, but they did not succeed in retrieving their livestock from the barn.

No casualties have been reported but witnesses confirmed that the situation is very tense in the area.


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