Mohammed Adam Abaker, 50 years old, was shot today by pro-government militias inside the Kassab camp, North Darfur, according to a relative. He added Abaker was shot inside the camp as he returned home to recover his belongings, but his body was found in an open area near the camp.
Witnesses informed Radio Dabanga that pro-government militia opened fire, broke the legs and stole the sheep of the 12 year-old herder, Mohiuddin Moses Joseph. They said the boy was attacked because the militia wanted to steal his sheep but he tried to resist. This happened at the Karama neighborhood, west of Kutum, North Darfur.
The villages of Kourgui, Tinger Yiai, Jmboli, Biri and Tininin, south-east of Kutum, were raided today by pro-government militias who were riding camels. Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that about a dozen men looted these villages and stole people's livestocks.
According to UNAMID's website, the peacekeeping mission “voiced its deep concern over recent violence and attacks on civilians in and around the town of Kutum”. They said three civilians and one police officer were killed and six people were injured.
Ibrahim Gambari, the Joint Special Representative and head of the peacekeeping mission, calls on the Sudanese government to investigate the attacks and that perpetrators are brought to justice.
UNAMID also stated it sent a team to assess the situation and the needs of the population at the Kassab IDP camp and in Kutum. In addition, it deployed “a 24/7 protection force “ to struck IDP camps to protect the population.
On another note, UNAMID reports that stories about the stolen vehicle carrying its salaries are inaccurate. Yesterday the police commissioner of South Darfur, General Taha Jalal, said in a press statement that 450.000 US$ and 43 million Sudanese pounds were stolen. UNAMID says that the event on the 5th of August “in fact involved the theft of an undisclosed amount of money belonging to the bank” and that the vehicle was on its way to UNAMID's Headquarters in Nyala.