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At least 134 Fulani herders killed in central Mali

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 25, 2019 13:17

At least 134 Fulani herders killed in central Mali

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita sacked and replaced two generals after gunmen killed 134 Fulani herders in a surge of violence in the country.A video obtained by Reuters showed the aftermath of the attack with rubble scattered on the ground and charred vehicles still burning.Malians have grown increasingly frustrated by the failure of government forces to protect them from both jihadist onslaughts and ethnic reprisals. But the massacre of civilians at the villages of Ogossagou and Welingara, which left the charred bodies of women and children smouldering in their homes, has shocked a population long inured to gratuitous killing.Moulaye Guindo, mayor of the nearby town of Bankass, said armed men, dressed as traditional Donzo hunters, encircled and attacked Ogossagou at about 4 a.m.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 25, 2019 13:17