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UNAMID peacekeeper released in South Darfur Today

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El Fasher, 01 May 2014 - A UNAMID peacekeeper, Sergeant, Awesu Soleiman who had been abducted in Nyala, South Darfur, on 09 March 14, was freed today in Nyala after 54 days in captivity.

The African Union – United Nations Joint Special Representative for Darfur, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, expressed the Mission’s gratitude to the Government of Sudan, the Wali (Governor) of South Darfur, and the Government of Nigeria for their valuable assistance in securing the safe release of Sgt. Awesu.

On 09 March, at approximately 16:50 hours local time, Sgt. Awesu was abducted while driving a UNAMID water truck from Dereige IDP Camp to UNAMID Super Camp in Nyala Town.