Militiamen captured a woman and two of her children in Birket Seira town in North Darfur’s Saraf Umra locality on Saturday evening.
A witness at the central market of Birkat Seira told Radio Dabanga that the incident occurred at about 9pm on Saturday. The woman and two of her children were on their way from El Sareif Beni Hussein to Birkat Seira on a donkey. The militiamen took them to their site at the central market of Birket Seira, and tied her and her two children aged 12 and 10, to a tree trunk.
“The reasons for this action are unclear,” the witness added. “The gunmen have prevented anyone from talking to the captives.”
He said that the woman and her children were still tied to the tree as he spoke to Radio Dabanga late on Sunday afternoon.
File photo:andnbsp;Women on donkeys near El Fasher (Albert Gonzaand#769;lez Farran/Unamid)