Militants kill, abduct scores in Sudan rampage

south sudan violenceFrom RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – SUDAN has announced a disarmament exercise after a series of killings and kidnappings in the unstable Darfur region.The disarmament follows the recent killing of seven people and abduction of four others by armed militants in Central Darfur.
Last week, in a separate incident, a group of militiamen on camels and horses stormed a village in Jebel Marra and killed an unspecified number of people after shooting randomly. They fled with livestock.
In North Darfur, a guard was shot dead in an ambush by gunmen on
In another incident, four people, including a child, were killed and two were wounded in a shooting by gunmen on a group of Arab in South Darfur.
Vice-President Hasabo Abdelrahman said the collection of illegal arms
would stem the crisis in the conflict-torn region
The disarmament would be voluntary currently and be compulsory at a later stage.
The exercise is scheduled to complete before the end of the year.
“We will leave weapons in Darfur only for certain purposes,” Abdelrahman said in El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur.
He called on Muslim leaders to preach tolerance and condemn extremism.The United Nations estimates that 300 000 people have been killed and 3 million left homeless as a result of the conflict in Darfur, west of Sudan.
Last year, Sudan’s government was accused of launching chemical weapon attacks on civilian populations, killing 250 civilians, mostly children.
–CAJ News

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