Abducted man released in North Darfur after payment ransom

By IAfrica
In Sudan
Aug 26th, 2014

On Sunday, a North Darfuri, abducted four months ago, was released in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, after the payment of a ransom.

“After the payment of SDG15,000 ($2,610), Haroun Ishag (63) was released, after spending four months in captivity in the area of Masteriha in North Darfur. After they had received the ransom, the kidnappers moved him to Kabkabiya, where they released him”, the Coordinator of the Central Darfur camps reported to Radio Dabanga.

He said that relatives of Ishag had told him that his health condition “is far from good”.

Ishag was abducted from Nierteti in Central Darfur in May. The kidnappers first demanded a ransom of SDG40,000 ($7,000) but after negotiations, the amount of SDG15,000 was paid.

The camp coordinator demanded via Radio Dabanga from Unamid and the local authorities to put an end to the abductions.

File photo: Militiamen in Darfur, 2008 (Andrew Carter/Meet the Janjaweed) 

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