WFP air crew abducted in West Darfur

WFP helicopter

WFP helicopter

A World Food Programme helicopter air crew has been abducted by unknown armed men in the area of El Geneina, in the Sudanese region of West Darfur. The Bulgarian crew members include a pilot, co-pilot and engineer. So far the identities and motives of the kidnappers remain a mystery.  But, according to Kamal Saiki, the spokesperson for the UN Mission in Darfur, the kidnappings are usually just criminal acts with no political motivation behind them. Earlier I spoke to Mr. Saiki for more details on what happened.

Duration: 2:46

In: We have been informed that …

Out: … it’s pure and simply criminal acts that make profits.

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