On 23 March, the village of Ogossagou-Peulh was attacked by a group of unidentified armed men. This is the deadliest attack since the beginning of the year.
As a result, 135 civilians -including children, women, pregnant women- were killed. In addition, local sources reported that several people were burnt to death in their homes. Among the people killed were elements of the DDR (Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration) process stationed in the village, according to local authorities.
About 55 people have been injured, 42 of whom have been evacuated to the Mopti regional hospital located in Sevaré.
Following the attacks of Ogossagou and neighboring villages (Dembal and Weligara) people fled to Guiyagou village. Internally displaced people to Guiyagou are estimated at 500 people.
Preventive displacements of people from the neighboring village of Bare Dar Salam to Diaminati have also been reported. Around 1,500 people have moved to Diaminati according to partners.
On 24 March, the vulnerable people of Ogossagou who were unable to flee received food assistance from the Government.
The Ministers of Justice, Health and Youth and Citizen Construction went to Ogossagou to express condolences on behalf of the government, share messages of appeasement and deliver assistance.
Humanitarian partners are conducting a rapid assessment mission in the affected area. They will deliver assistance as they intend address the most urgent needs.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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