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23 feared dead in farmer-herder clashes in Southern Chad

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The Chadian Minister of Communication, Abdulrahman Koulamallah, on Monday, disclosed that no less than 23 individuals have been killed throughout late March clashes between herders and farmers in a area of southern Chad that’s concerned in comparable land disputes.

The minister revealed that the combating started on account of the “assassination” of a nomadic Arab-speaking herder and raged between March 17 and 21 in three villages within the southern fertile area of Moyen-Chari.

Following the demise of the herder, family and deceased clan members, primarily based within the drier north of the nation, led a punitive raid within the village they believed was accountable for his demise.

The clashes, which lasted for seven days and unfold to 2 different villages, resulted in 9 deaths among the many Arab herders and 14 from the native Sara-Kaba individuals, together with 4 ladies and two youngsters.

The minister, nonetheless, revealed calm had returned on Monday.

He mentioned 21 individuals have been arrested and investigations have been underway to seek out the “authors, facilitators and accomplices of those crimes”.

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