Plateau Hunters Retaliate, Kill 32 Herdsmen Who Are From Same Place As Buhari

at 05:07 PM, 25/06/2018 (7 months ago)
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Armed Dozo hunters have killed no fewer than 32 herdsmen, ten of whom were Malians, local officials in Mali said Sunday.

The hunters linked to the Dogon ethnic group, ambushed the isolated village of Koumaga in the Mopti region on Saturday, killing dozens of herders, including children.

“They surrounded the village, separated the Fulani people from the others and killed at least 32 civilians in cold blood,” said Abel Aziz Diallo, president of the local Tabila Pullaku association.



He added that another 10 people have been declared missing.

“The men were dressed in Dozo clothing but we wonder if they were all Dozo hunters,” said an elected official from the region, speaking on condition of anonymity.

NAN reports that Malian authorities were not immediately available for comment.

Violence has increased over the past three years in central Mali between nomadic Fulani herders and Bambara and Dogon farmers, sparked by accusations of Fulanis grazing their cattle on Dogon land and disputes over access to land and water.

Central Mali is a vast area where the state is near-absent and jihadists, blamed for exacerbating the dispute, roam with little constraint.

The Bambara and Dogon ethnic groups accuse the pastoralists of colluding with jihadists.

The armed forces are facing increasing accusations of arbitrary arrests and extra-judicial killings in their fight against the insurgents.

“What is happening is very serious, we must avoid confusion. Just because we are Fulani does not mean we are terrorists,” said Diallo.

Published at: 05:07 PM, 25/06/2018 (7 months ago)
Author: Daniel Bosai
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chukkychukky at 05:32 PM, 25/06/2018 (7 months ago)
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i no understand this happen for mali or nigeria
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kacylee at 05:51 PM, 25/06/2018 (7 months ago)
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make God help us ooo
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Wazubia at 06:05 PM, 25/06/2018 (7 months ago)
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NO SINGLE UNITY FOR THIS OUR COUNTRY NAIJA.
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Haso112 at 06:19 PM, 25/06/2018 (7 months ago)
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Quote from: chukkychukky on 05:32 PM, 25/06/2018
i no understand this happen for mali or nigeria

READ READ READ... OLODO...
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Haso112 at 06:20 PM, 25/06/2018 (7 months ago)
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@NAMETALK AM... ORI E O PE OOOO... YOU JUST HAD TO SNEAK BUHARI INTO THAT HEADLINE.... DEM GO KONK YOU OOOO.....!
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ajanni at 06:56 PM, 25/06/2018 (7 months ago)
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  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes : Roll Eyes
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slimber at 08:23 PM, 25/06/2018 (7 months ago)
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May God help that country bcos I no dey want war
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osarobo62 at 08:37 PM, 25/06/2018 (7 months ago)
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Quote from: chukkychukky on 05:32 PM, 25/06/2018
i no understand this happen for mali or nigeria
Violence has increased over the past three years in central Mali between nomadic Fulani herders and Bambara and Dogon farmers, sparked by accusations of Fulanis grazing their cattle on Dogon land
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luckingto50 at 10:01 PM, 25/06/2018 (7 months ago)
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I can even understand d article self
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fineboy77 at 10:48 AM, 26/06/2018 (7 months ago)
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This happened in Mali
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