Human Rights Violated by Militia in Darfur States:

On 20th February 2023, at around 11 am, North of Nirtit town, Central Darfur State Zalingi, 8 km from Nirtiti, a Vehicle belonging to the Army of Sudan was Hijacked. The occupants were fired with bullets by Armed Militia riding Motorbikes; the incidents resulted in the injury of two members of Sudan’s Armed Forces; 1. “Sulieman Hamad,” aged 33 years, was injured in the stomach with three bullets. 2. Yaqoub Osman Ahmad, aged 42, was injured on the head.

In the details of the incident, the Armed Forces Soldiers moved out of the Camp to collect firewood 8km from Nirtit Town and fell in an ambush by armed Militia, the Militia attacked the Vehicle by firing live bullets, and the two soldiers were injured. The Militia group hijacked the Vehicle; the car was the army’s property. The assailants escaped in the west direction from Nirtit, and The incident was reported to the Army and Security forces in Sudan.

On 19th February 2023, at around 3 pm, on the road linking “Morney” and “Mumu” areas, Central Darfur State Zalingi, two IDPs were killed, and six others were injured by the bullets of armed Militia armed with Kalashnikov rifles, wearing the uniform of the rapid support Forces,

The names of the killed victims:

Ishaq Mohamed Shogar, aged 40 years old, a resident of Morney camp, was injured in the head by the bullets
Abdula Al-Shafi Adam Ahmad, 62 years old, a resident of Morney camp, was injured in the head with a bullet shot wound.
The names of injured victims:

Abdul-Al-Salam Mohamed Shogar, aged 13 years, was shot in the hands and chest area;
Juma Mohamed Abdul-Alkarim Khatir, aged 44, is a resident of Rongtas Camp for IDPs. Was injured on the Shoulders and the Knees;
Samira Omar Abdullah, aged 36 years, a resident of Morney Camp, was injured on her right hand by a bullet;
Adam Mohamed Abdul-Karim Khatir, aged 37 years, a resident of Rongtas Camp for IDPs, was injured on the thighs;
Farah Ibrahim Yahya, aged 36 years, a resident of Morney Camp for IDPs, was injured on the right hand;
Mubarak Abdullah Khamis, aged 42 years old, a resident of Morney Camp for IDPs, was injured in the head and chest area.
Eyewitnesses confirmed to DNHR that the victims were heading to “Mumu” for farming. They were on a Motorbike, a “Tuk Tuk,” they were subjected to an armed attack by two members wearing the Uniform of the RSF, armed with Kalashnikov rifles, riding on MotorBikes, which resulted in the death of two and the injury of three individuals. The matter was at Morney Police; the wounded victims were transferred to Romangtas Camp for IDPs for burial.

On 19th February 2023, at around 5 pm, in Dimso, Tulis Locality, South Darfur, the Militia group ambushed a public transport Vehicle carrying civilians. The Vehicle was fired with live bullets, resulting in the death of the driver of the car by the name of Abdulmonieum Zackaria Abdulmageed, aged 56 years old, resident of Nyala “Hai Al-Dreeg, the second victim by the name of Nadir Ibrahim, aged 32 years, was the assistant of the driver was injured, in the leg.

Eyewitnesses confirmed to DNHR that an armed group of nine individuals riding on four motorbikes attacked the Vehicle in the village of “Nagara” neighboring Dimso, 8 km from Dimso. The car was coming from Nyala and heading to the “Tulis” Locality, transporting civilians; unfortunately, they were attacked by the Militia group, which resulted in the death of the driver and the injury of the assistant driver.

The residents rushed the injured victim to Dimso Hospital, and the incident was reported to the Police at Dimso. The deceased was transported to Nyala for burial and was accordingly buried on 20th February 2023.

Darfur Network for Human Rights continuous to call upon;

  • The government of Sudan in central and South Darfur to take concrete action to stop such attacks against the civilian population by armed militia groups and immediately launch proper investigations into violating human rights.
  • Calls on UNITAMS to continue protecting civilians.
  • The Sudanese government must implement security sector reforms and deploy fully resourced security personnel in Darfur to protect civilians and ensure law and order.

For more information, contact Mohammed Hassan, Executive Director, Darfur Network for Human Rights, at email: hassan.m@darfurmonitors.org and on Tel: (+256)752792112 (+249)924638036.

More information is available from Mohammed Hassan, Executive Director, DNHR.

Email: hassan.m@dnhr.org

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