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Four Abducted UNAMID Elements Released after 16 Days of Detention
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Apr 27, 2010 - 6:47:50 AM

Four Abducted UNAMID Elements Released after 16 Days of Detention


Khartoum, April 26 (SUNA) - The United Nations and African Union Mission for Darfur (UNAMID) has announced the release of the four abducted elements of UNAMID Police due great efforts exerted by the Sudanese authorities after a meeting held between the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, and the special representative of the UN and African Union for Darfur, Prof. Ibarhim Gambari


Prof. Gambari said that the release of the four UNAMID elements could not have been done without the good cooperation and support offered by the government of Sudan and the local authorities in South Darfur


The spokesman of the UNAMID, Noureddine Al-Mezni, said that Prof. Gambari received the four released abductees in Nyala after their detention by the abductors for 16 days, adding that Prof. Gambari has appreciated the courage of the kidnapped elements throughout the period of their abduction


He explained in a statement to SUNA that the four UNAMID elements were two women and two men from South Africa who then transported by plane to Khartoum, adding that the four persons would leave on Tuesday to their country, South Africa


Al-Mezni said that the four released elements were working as advisors for the UNAMID Police who were kidnapped outside Nyala city while they were en route to their camp



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