18 February 2013

Sudan: Militants Kidnap Displaced Girl Near Garsila, Central Darfur

Garsila — A pro-government militia kidnapped a displaced girl on Saturday from Garsila camp in Wadi Saleh locality, Central Darfur. It was reported that the child was taken to an unknown destination.

A sheikh from Garsila camp told Radio Dabanga that the militants arrived on camels and attacked a group of children, aged between six and 13. Among the group were seven displaced girls. The sheikh added they were attacked while they were on their way back to the camp from collecting firewood.

He stated that the girl is still missing, while the other children returned to their homes on Saturday evening. He appealed to the authorities to intervene and help find the kidnapped girl as well as to stop the crimes committed by pro-government militias.

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