deadly attack in a village in the Mopti region

An attack on the village of Binedema in central Mali left several dead, the victims mainly belonging to the Fulani community.

Twenty-six people were killed on Friday (June 6) in an attack on the village of Binedema in central Mali, a riot against jihadist violence and violence between the community, according to a union and two local officials.

The residents of the village located in the Mopti region belong mainly to the Fulani community, says Aly Barry, of the Fulani Association, who reported 26 dead. This assessment was confirmed by two local officials.

Central Mali plagued by violence since 2015

Central Mali has been the scene of many violence since 2015 and the emergence of a jihadist group led by Peul pastor Amadou Koufa, who was largely recruited from his community, and joined the Support Group for Islam and the Muslims (GSIM), the most important jihadist alliance in the Sahel joined al-Qaeda since it was created in 2017.

Attacks, often followed by reprisals, have been multiplied. They collaborated between Peuls, mainly breeders, and Bambara and Dogon ethnic groups, which mainly practice agriculture.

The latter have created self-defense groups based on traditional hunters accused of abuse.

With AFP