At least nine people were killed and 17 others injured on Monday when militiamen attacked a displaced person camp in the north Darfur region of Sudan in the northwest of the country. The authorities have confirmed this.
The militiamen arrived at the scene on board camels, horses and motorcycles and violently broke into the sit-in before setting fire to the Fata Borno camp, witnesses from Sudanese radio station Radio Dabanga reported.
According to these reports, the police tried to fend off the attack, although it was surpassed while the hybrid operation between the African Union and the United Nations in Darfur (UNAMID) was on site but did not intervene.
Yahya el Jumus, leader of the opposition forces for freedom and change (FFC) in Kutum – where the camp is located – regretted that they informed the authorities after the attack started, even though they did not reach the area for up to five hours later.