An armoured column of paramilitary Rapid Support Forces in North Darfur (archive photo)
A number of people in Konjara, Tawila locality, in North Darfur, sustained various injuries in an attack on their village on Monday. On Sunday, a group of militiamen pillaged about 20 houses in the centre of Tawila town.
“Dozens of government-backed militiamen on camels and horses raided Konjara village at 2 pm,” one of the victims told Dabanga. “Several villagers were wounded by their severe beating and whipping.”
“The attackers plundered our houses, and the four village schools,” he said. “They took all our belongings, and our livestock. They stole the furniture from the schools, as well as all the schoolbooks and notebooks.”
He added that the militiamen blocked the Konjara-Tawila road, preventing the people to leave their villages, and seek refuge in the camps.
A group of government-backed militiamen pillaged about 20 houses in the centre of Tawila town on Sunday. “At 11 pm a group of militiamen stormed Kayma district, and began plundering the houses at gunpoint,” a resident told Dabanga.
“They took everything they could find, money, gold, electronic tools, beds, mattresses, and even our clothes,” he said. “The robbers loaded everything on their camels, and left in the direction of Um Jilbakh, southeast of Tawila.”