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Over 130 people slaughtered in Malian village Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 24, 2021


Armed men stormed a village in the West African country of Mali on Saturday dressed as hunters. They surrounded it and began killing everyone and burning everything.

By the time they were done, nearly all the village’s huts had been burned and at least 130 people were dead, including women and children.

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By Sunday, the death toll had reached 134 with 55 reported injuries.

The mass murders in the village of Ogossago happened amid ethnic strife in Mali, according to Malian newspapers.

Local media reported that the perpetrators were part of the Dogon ethnic group and came dressed as traditional Dozo hunters, known for wearing leather hunting suits, while the victims were members of the Fula ethnic group.

The hunters are known to clash with semi-nomadic Fulanis over access to land and water in the landlocked nation. 

Dogons say the Fulanis have Jihadist ties, while the Fulanis claim the Malian government is arming Dogons to kill them.

The Malian government condemned the violence, saying that it “reiterates its determination to make every effort to hunt down the perpetrators of this barbarity of another age and to punish them, in accordance with the laws in force.”

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar on Sunday dissolved a Dogon self-defense group called the Dan Na Ambassagou, accused last year of targeting Fulanis.

But Boubacar did not say whether they were responsible for Saturday’s bloodshed.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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