Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

30 January 2013

Sudan: West Darfur Camp Onslaught Costs 'Millions in Damages'

Kendebe Camp — Displaced from Kendebe camp in Sirba locality, West Darfur, assert that Tuesday's onslaught by a pro-government militia is costing them "millions of Sudanese pounds in damages".

They told Radio Dabanga the militia destroyed and looted 23 shops at the central market, taking with them "all kinds of goods".

In addition, the gunmen stole "baby clothes, chicken, livestock, grain mills and water" from 2.000 homes in Kendebe.

Radio Dabanga reported that a pro-government militia enclosed the police station of camp Kendebe on Tuesday in addition to looting homes, the central market and beating civilians.

Sirba's commissioner suggested the incident happened after policemen killed a member of the faction who had stolen cows belonging to the locality's capital hours before.

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