UN: UNAMID calls for restraint in West Darfur as tension rises

New York, US (PANA) - The UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Tuesday expressed
concern over continued tension in El Geneina town and around Mouli village, 15 kilometres
south of El Geneina, West Darfur, after an armed attack on Mouli village.

In a statement made available in New York, UNAMID stated: "Receiving reports of continuous unrest and sporadic firing across El Geneina and in Mouli with an undetermined number of casualties, UNAMID calls on the government authorities to exert their utmost efforts to contain the situation and investigate the incidents."

It said that tension developed on 9 January after an unidentified armed group attacked
Mouli village, and a large number of inhabitants were displaced to El Geneina, where the
next day they demonstrated in front of the Wali’s office, leading to the closure of schools
and commercial businesses in the town.

"UNAMID emphasises the importance of restraint by all parties and stands ready to assist
the state authorities as well as the Darfuri people in their efforts to arrive at a peaceful
resolution of the situation," concluded the statement.
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