On Saturday, militiamen besieged Donki Hadoub, north of Gireida town in South Darfur.
“They are still there, threatening to attack the village,” a listener told Radio Dabanga from Donki Hadoub on Tuesday. “We have been suffering from their ongoing assaults since a long time”, he explained.
“When the nearby village of Abu Jabra was pillaged and torched on Saturday, and nine villagers were killed, we prepared ourselves to flee. The attackers surrounded the village in response.”
Though a government force arrived in the area on Tuesday afternoon to break the siege, the villager requested from the local authorities to help them to “leave the area safely, either to Gireida, or to Nyala”.