A child and two other people have been killed, and seven others – including two policemen –have been wounded, and six people have gone missing in an attack by herders near Gireida, South Darfur, on Tuesday.
A relative of the victims told Radio Dabanga that the incident occurred when herders began grazing their camels on farms near the village of Eidan, west of Gireida.
When the angry farmers then decided to take the camels to the police to report the incident and claim compensation, the herders shot at them. Abdallah Daoud, Zeinab Omar, and her son Mohamed Osman were killed instantly. Osman Ismail, Ahmed Abakar, El Sharif Mohamed, Jamal Yahya, Ahmed Ali, Ammar El Fangari, and Hussein El Shafi were injured.
Yesterday, the people of Gireida staged a massive demonstration, condemning the incident and calling for retribution.
The protestors gathered at the Freedom Square in the town and decided to remain there until the perpetrators have been arrested and brought to justice. They also demanded the authorities to provide more effective law enforcement in the area.
The head of the security committee of Gireida locality, Lt Col Montasir, has pledged to persecute the perpetrators.
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