Vast tracts of farmland spoiled, gunmen injure displaced in Darfur

By IAfrica
In Sudan
Aug 13th, 2014

In South Darfur, herders forcibly entered their livestock on farmlands in Mershing locality on Sunday. Militiamen on Monday raided three homes in the Mawashi camp for the displaced in Kabkabiya locality, North Darfur. Three displaced sustained serious injuries.

A farmer from Mershing locality told Radio Dabanga that a large group of militant herders on Sunday released their cattle on their farmlands by force of arms. “Vast tracts of farmlands have been damaged.”

He complained that the herders in the area assault the farmers continuously, without any reason. “They attack us before we even utter a word.”

He appealed to the local authorities to intervene and protect the farmers and their lands. 

Mawashi camp

“Five government-backed militiamen raided the shelters of Musa Adam Ramadan, Aisha Adam, and Badr Mohamed Taher in Kabkabiya’s Mawashi camp on Monday. They severely beat and stabbed them”, an activist at the camp reported to Radio Dabanga. “The victims were transferred to a hospital in Kabkabiya for treatment.”

The activist demanded via Radio Dabanga from Unamid and the UN to provide protection to the displaced. 

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