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Three passengers killed on South Darfur road

August 21 - 2015 GIREIDA
(file photo)
(file photo)

Gunmen killed three people when they shot a vehicle on the road between Nyala and Gireida in South Darfur on Wednesday evening. Two passengers are wounded and seven others have remained missing.

A listener in Gireida told Radio Dabanga that the incident occurred at Donki Hadoub area, 10km south of Gireida. Six armed men riding on horses opened fire on the Hilux vehicle, instantly killing three passengers and wounding two others. In the chaos that followed, seven passengers fled the scene and were still missing on Thursday.

The names of the dead are Mohamed Omar Saeed, Ahmed Mohamed Abdeljabar, and El Radi Ahmed Daou El Bait, the listener disclosed. He did not know whether the shooters were able to stop the vehcile and rob the passengers. 

Last week, Gireida witnessed a similar incident when a group of gunmen ambushed a vehicle while it was on its way from Um Elgura to Gireida. They killed a woman, injured four other passengers, and this attack also resulted in the missing of ten people.

The listener appealed via Radio Dabanga to the security authorities to act to control the militias that terrorise the residents.

As the new Governor of South Darfur, Adam El Faki has strongly expressed his rejection of criminality in Nyala, stating in July that any outlaws "will be tried by a firing squad". In order to further restore security in Nyala, El Faki said in July that he ordered the digging of a trench around the huge million-city.

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