The government of the state of West Darfur said that efforts to free employees of the United Nations Refugee Agency are being made. It also promised to announce the fruits of its efforts to release the three UNHCR staff that were kidnapped by an unidentified group whilst returning from a mission outside the town of Geneina.
The government spokesman Abdallah Mustafa Jarelnabi who is also the Minister of Culture and Media told Asharq Al-Awsat that the security authorities are diligently following the case of the kidnapped employees, and promised to announce the efforts that are being made by the authorities and the state’s government to release the abductees.
An unknown group kidnapped the three staff employed by the UNHCR’s offices in Geneina, the capital of West Darfur. The abductees included two foreigners and they were abducted from an area near the UNHCR offices whilst returning from a mission outside Geneina on Sunday afternoon.
In a statement that he made, a spokesman for the state’s government revealed the identities of the abductees and said that two of them were foreign and one of them was Sudanese. He said that they were abducted by an unidentified group after they got out of a car and that the group drove them to a place that remains unknown.
According to Jarelnabi, the government has made the necessary security arrangements to track down and find the kidnappers and set the hostages free as soon as possible. He told the newspaper “We will reveal new information within hours” and indicated that they were close to identifying the kidnappers, based on his government’s experience of dealing with such incidents.