Bindissey — The Zakat Chamber in Bindissey locality, Central Darfur has threatened to arrest the sheikhs and omda's of Bindissey camp unless they collect zakat (alms) from the camp's residents.
A camp activist informed Radio Dabanga that seven gunmen in a Land Cruiser vehicle arrived in the camp on Friday, 15 February, to arrest the camp's sheikhs for not collecting zakat from the camp's residents, as instructed by the Zakat Chamber. He stated that the displaced intervened and were able to prevent the arrests from taking place.
The activist explained that the camp's sheikhs and omda's informed the Zakat Chamber previously that the displaced deserve to receive alms and are not able to give them. They also told the head of the Chamber, the activist added, that the displaced receive food aid from humanitarian organizations as they are not able to provide for themselves. He called upon the authorities to intervene and find a solution for the issue.