Mali: At least 100 people have been killed in an attack on a village in central Mali by armed men wearing traditional Dogon hunters’ clothing, reports say.
Gunmen surrounded the village before attacking people in their homes in Ogossagou in the country’s Mopti region, a local official said. The attack on Saturday targeted members of the Fulani ethnic community.
Ambassadors for the UN are currently in Mali addressing the increasing levels of ethnic and jihadist violence. The victims of Saturday’s deadly attack were “killed with guns and machetes”, a local security official told AFP news agency.
Unconfirmed reports put the death toll far higher. The mayor of the neighbouring village of Ouenkoro, Cheick Harouna Sankare, described the attack as a “massacre”.