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​Killing and Looting by the Janjaweed militia in Darfur 16th March 2015

18.03.15

West Darfur-Zalingei town -16th March

On the road between Zalingei and Kass in Wadi Gara area, a commercial lorry was stopped by a group of Janjaweed militia, killing the driver Osman Omer Abdallah who refused to surrender the car keys and injuring one of the passengers, and looted the lorry with all its goods.

On their getaway they came across a group of Rapid Support Forces on two 4x4 vehicles, and they exchange fire with militia men. One (1) of the militia men was killed and another was injured. The RSF handed the injured person to Kass police who took him to Kass hospital, and burred the dead person.

Later a group of Janjaweed militia men on two 4x4 vehicles came to the hospital and took the Injured person and drove away.

Zalingei town 16th March

Four (4) Janjaweed militia men attacked the Agriculture Minister’s house, and attempted to loot his car. The driver who happened to be in the car at the time of the attack, refused to surrender the car keys and managed to sound the horn when he was struggling with attackers over the car keys. On hearing the horn, the Minister’s guards rushed out of the house and opened fire on the attackers, killing one, injuring another and the other two (2) ran away. After the investigation by Army personnel who buried the body and took the injured person to the hospital after opening a case against him, it became known that the perpetrators belonged to the Rapid Support Forces in Zalingei and the dead person was a brother of one of the RSF leaders.

South Darfur-Duma village

On the same day three (3) Janjaweed attacked and killed Adam Suleiman and his donkey, looted his belongings and ran away. On hearing the gun shots the citizens rushed to the farm where they found him dead and reported the incident to the police, but no action was taken.


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”.

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