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Former Darfur rebel kills two near El Fasher

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Two brothers were killed on Wednesday near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, by a member of the former rebel group Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM). LJM, headed by Dr Tijani Sese, signed a peace deal in 2011 with the government of Sudan.

The victims, Musa Ahmed Abdullah (40) and El Hadi Ahmed Abdullah (36), lived in Zamzam camp for displaced, located 7km south of El Fasher. An activist said the former rebel was trying to rob the two brothers inside their house before killing them at around 9pm.

On the same evening, before killing the brothers, the alleged perpetrator had robbed Mohamed Ahmed, stabbed Naima Adam Abbakar and injured another displaced person.

Zamzam displaced persons then formed a rescue team and managed to hunt down and arrest the alleged offender inside his house, where they found various stolen items.

The source explained that some former LJM rebels are tasked with protecting camps for displaced. Instead, he added, Zamzam camp has seen a series of repeated incidents by the same group lately.

He appealed to Unamid and local authorities to protect the displaced people and to stop arming irregular forces.