Italian aid worker kidnapped in South Darfur
The perpetrators forced all passengers out of the vehicle and took Azzara with them. Azzara was on his second tour of Nyala, where MERI runs a center for the treatment of children since July 2010.
Dr. Mohammad Omar, the medical director of the Nyala Hospital told Radio Dabanga that Azzara was the director of the cardiology department for children in the neighbourhood of Nyala.
The Italian Foreign Ministry is coordinating its search with the local authorities, aid organizations and the United Nations African Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). It refused to divulge further information about the case, fearing adverse consequences on Lazara’s release.