Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

28 December 2012

Sudan: Tens of Families Leave Numu After Fighting Between Militia and Darfur Police

Kabkebiya — Approximately hundred families have left the Numu village in Wadi Bare near Kabkabiya in North Darfur after clashes between pro government militia and the police forces. Several families found refuge in Muhallaga and others went to the central town Kabkabiya.

Approximately hundred families have left the Numu village in Wadi Bare near Kabkabiya in North Darfur after clashes between pro government militia and the police forces. Several families found refuge in Muhallaga and others went to the central town Kabkabiya.According to the administration, speakingt to Radio Dabanga, many families have left Numu for security reasons. On Thursday 27 December, the commissioner of Kabkabiya, security officers, peacekeepers from UNAMID and representatives of the displaced families tried to find a solution to prevent mass migration. The discussion will continue on Friday, the commissioners office explained to Radio Dabanga. The families refused to return unless the government and UNAMID can protect the village from further attacks carried out by the Border guards and other pro government militias. The community head of Dar Tia, Altayeb Abdukora, has been asked to convince the villagers to return to their home-area.

On Tuesday four policemen were injured when a government-armed militia attacked a police station in the village Numu. After the shooting, the militiamen looted the police station and seized the weapons. They also began firing shots in the air to scare the local population, Radio Dabanga reports. Frightened citizens asked the governor to take action and protect the civilians in the locality.

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