warfare has begun between the Degodia and the Gharri people. Heavy
fighting has erupted today on June 22, 2014 between the Degodia and
According information received from the
area, the fighting took place between Gulanni and Qoffole locations
north of the Gulanni water dam. The Degodia militias were intercepted by
Gharri militias before they reached nearby Gharri villages.
The fighting lasted about 40 minutes and
when it was over, 28 Degodia militiamen were killed and many more
wounded. It was said that 26 AK 47’s, 1 Bazooka, and 1 Artillery
machinegun were recovered from the dead Degodia militiamen. Also, 3
Gharri men lost their lives while defending and protecting their
children. The rest of the Degodia gunmen escaped in disarray.
On May 28, 2014 Degodia gunmen raided a Gharri village killing 2
herders, 20 camels and 30 Goats. Afterwards the perpetrators went to
Gulanni, which is believed to be their headquarters.
Then a small but determined group of young Gharri men pursued the
Degodia gunmen by following criminals’ footprints and tracking them to
their base. When they reached the enemy camp at dawn this morning on May
29, 2014, the fighting started, and according to information received,
14 of those gangsters were killed and several of them were injured. The
rest of them fled in disarray.
2014 by Gur Gharri