14 January 2013

Sudan: 15 Chinese Company Employees Abducted in North Darfur

Kuma — An unidentified armed group kidnapped 15 employees of a poly Chinese company for bridges and roads working on the Western Salvation Road section of Umm Kadada, Kuma locality, North Darfur, last Saturday, 12 January.

Sources added to Radio Dabanga that three of the company's vehicles were seized on the same occasion, at about 35 kilometers from the city of Kuma.

Kuma locality's commissioner, Mohamed Suleiman Rabeh announced in a press statement that four of the kidnapped employees are Chinese nationals and the other 11 are Sudanese.

He revealed that the one of the Chinese employees is an engineer and the other three are machine operators.

The commissioner said that some of the 11 Sudanese nationals are also engineers, including Saif Yazal Abdel Majid, Amir Salem, Mudathir Abd al-Mahmoud, Alhadi Salah, Abdullah Bushra Abdul Rahman and Awad Abdul Rahman Tarig.

Last week Radio Dabanga reported that gunmen driving three Land Cruisers stole two vehicles of a Chinese company in Jebel Margabg, west of Zalingei, Central Darfur.

Two Chinese nationals who work for the company building bridges and roads between Zalingei and El-Geneina were occupying the car and released one day later.

Following the incident, the company decided to terminate its operations in the area and withdrew its employees and machinery to Zalingei and El-Geneina.

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