Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

15 January 2013

Sudan: Militiamen Loot North Darfur Voluntary Return Village, Rape Four

Photo: Derk Segaar/IRIN
Displaced (file photo)

Kabkabiya — Pro-government militiamen alleged looted a village for voluntary return located near Kabkabiya, North Darfur on Monday, 14 January. On the same day, another group seized two trade cars and raped four passengers, also near Kabkabiya, eyewitnesses say.

The voluntary return village of Marghouba, situated about 14 kilometers west of Kabkabiya, was invaded from different directions by gunmen riding horses, camels and driving Land Cruisers, different sources affirmed.

According to testimonies, the perpetrators looted a Central Reserve Forces (known as Abu Tira) police base in the town forcing them to withdraw to Kabkabiya.

Next, the pro-government militia group looted "all houses" of the village and fled.

Four raped

Another militia group looted two fully-loaded trade vehicles traveling from Kutum to Kabkabiya also on Monday.

Sources reported that the vehicles were intercepted by militiamen at the Arimba area, located seven kilometers from Kabkabiya.

Before seizing the vehicles with its contents, the perpetrators beat the passengers, looted all of their belongings and raped four students who were also in the cars, one of the witnesses told Radio Dabanga.

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