16 December 2012

Sudan: Series of Roadside Attacks in Nertiti

Nertiti — A number of residents from Nertiti locality in Central Darfur have complained about their alleged exposure to beating and looting by pro-government militias on roads, especially on market days. Besides, the residents complained about fees imposed by militants at the city's gates.

Residents from several villages in the area told Radio Dabanga they have been exposed to a series of roadside attacks by pro-government militiamen over the past few days. According to witnesses, the last attack took place on Sunday and between 30 to 40 people's money, mobile phones, food and livestock was looted.

The incident took place when the residents were on their way back to the villages from shopping in the city of Nertiti. Additionally, the residents complained about the fee 'pro-government militiamen' allegedly impose on commercial vehicles and residents at the town's gates.

Moreover, a number of residents noted that there are about 15 gates on the road between Nertiti and Golo. They demanded authorities to intervene immediately and protect them and their properties, as well as to stop the imposing of fees by militants.

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