On the 29th of January morning, armed men on a land-cruiser car, stopped a minibus transporting UNAMIS staff from Zalingei market to the super camp and kidnapped two passengers who are working as pilots for UNAMID helicopters. The kidnappers drove to the northern direction of Zalingei
on 28th January Antonov and MIG fighters heavily bombarded Golo area, Garo village, burning a large area of farms, destroying water wells and killing Israa Ibrahim Mohammeda (child) and Ibrahim Gandoul.
On the same day the Rapid Support Force (RSF) dismantled and looted all water pumping units in Nimra and Keira Area, in an attempt to stop all the water sources in the area from functioning.
On the 28th oth January, 10 women went out from GERAIDA IDP camp, south of Nyala, to fetch firewood. They were attacked by four members of the Janjaweed militia. Eight of them managed to escape, one was shot and injured and taken to GERAIDA hospital, and one woman was caught and gang-raped from 10:00AM to 3:00 PM. She was taken unconscious to GERAIDA Hospital by some IDPs, who came to rescue her.
On the same day the Antonov planes bombarded the villages of Dorey, Dirba and Gorong, burning it to ashes and forcing the villagers to displace to the top of Jabbal Marra. After the bombardment the Janjaweed militia attacked these villages and found two persons, who were killed. Their names are Mohammed Adam Osman, a school teacher and Beshir. At the same time the Janjaweed militia looted 112 goats and cows and then they headed towards the town of Gildo.
SUDO UK calls on the Government to disband the Rapid Support Forces as well as the Janjaweed as these are consistently committing human rights abuses in Darfur. All those individuals or groups responsible for committing human rights violations must be brought to justice.
SUDO UK calls on UNAMID to take strong action in order to fulfil its mandate, including its obligation to “prevent attacks against civilians, within its capability and areas of deployment, without prejudice to the responsibility of the Government of the Sudan”, and the requirement “to investigate and hold accountable those who are responsible, and promote efforts to disarm the Janjaweed and other militias”.