The residents of Gargos in North Darfur’s Tawila locality (popularly known as eastern Jebel Marra) evacuated and headed towards Khazan Tunjur on Wednesday morning after armed herders besieged the village, causing panic and horror among the population.

A villager told Radio Dabanga that on Tuesday night, 17 armed herders surrounded Gargos village north of Khazan Tunjur for two hours, ostensibly in search of cattle that they accused the villagers of stealing.