Tribal tensions contained after South Darfur cattle theft

By IAfrica
In Sudan
Jul 30th, 2014

The theft of cattle by Fellata tribesmen sparked tensions in South Darfur on Monday.

Fathi El Tom, one of the notables of the Beni Halba tribe, told Radio Dabanga from Ed El Fursan that the developing crisis was contained on Tuesday.

“The problems started after Fallata outlaws stole a number of cows, and ambushed a Beni Halba rescue team that was tracking the thieves. One member of the rescue team was injured.”

“The police arrested four of the thieves after we lodged a complaint. They are now held in custody at the Ed El Fursan police station,” El Tom said.

Representatives of the Beni Halba and Fellata native administration, tin cooperation with the Commissioners of the localities of Ed El Fursan, Katila and Tullus, managed to contain the situation.

File photo: Cattle in Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

Related: Appeal for calm as tribesmen die in South Darfur clash (13 February 2014)

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