Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Pastoralists rescued from angry farmers

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Salum Maige

Game rangers from Mwanza in collaboration with law enforcers have rescued six pastoralists who were taken hostage by a group of over 50 farmers at Ruande Forest Reserve in Geita Region.

A land dispute had erupted between farmers and the pastoral community near the forest reserve, a situation that forced farmers to take six pastoralists hostage.
Armed with bush knives and axes, a group of over 50 farmers ambushed and surrounded the pastoralists on Friday morning. They took them hostage for several hours, threatening to behead those who would not surrender.

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