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Three dead, several wounded in Darfur violence, robbery

March 5 - 2020 NIERTETI / KENDEBE
Passenger transport in Sudan (File photo: Retlaw Snellac/Creative commons)
Passenger transport in Sudan (File photo: Retlaw Snellac/Creative commons)

Three people were killed and several others were wounded in separate incidents in Nierteti locality in Central Darfur and Kendebe in West Darfur during the past two days.

Adam Hokar told Dabanga Radio that a group of gunmen attacked the Kouri nomad settlement north of Nierteti on Tuesday evening. “Obeid Ibrahim and Farah Jubara were killed immediately, Mohamed Eisa was injured, while the others responded to the attackers, killing two of them, and wounding others.”

Hokar said that he was not aware of the causes or motives for the attack.

“The situation is very tense in the area as a result of the gathering of militants from both sides,” he said. “The authorities sent a security force from the state capital Zalingei to contain the situation.”

On Wednesday, armed men on horses opened fire against a group of displaced people who were making bricks and wounded four of them, including two brothers Babikir and Ali Ishag who were transferred to a hospital in critical condition.

Omar Gasim told Radio Dabanga that four gunmen on camels attacked a vehicle that was on its way from Kendebe to Bir Sileiba in West Darfur on Tuesday. “Ibrahim Shogar was killed outright, and another was wounded. The robbers made off with the money and goods in the vehicle.”

In response, people went out in a demonstration and gathered in front of the locality buidling demanding the arrest of the perpetrators and the closure of the gold mine in the locality which has become a security threat in the area.

The governor of West Darfur arrived in Kendebe yesterday, and held a meeting with the commander of the military garrison. He decided to continue working in the mine, while taking the necessary security measures. However, the residents rejected the decision demanding the closure of the mine.

In Khartoum, Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok confirmed his government’s support for the new native administration programme in Darfur to enable it to play its role in resolving disputes and strengthening inter-relations between societies in Darfur.

Yesterday, while addressing the native administration leaders of Darfur at the Council of Ministers, Hamdok said that the native administration is the custodian of all tribal reconciliations in the country. He called for a national project to agree on how to govern Sudan.


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