At least forty people have been killed in separate attacks in Mali. Thirty one were killed when gunmen attacked the village of Ogossagou in central Mali, burning houses, crops and livestock. “There is need to break the spiral of violence in this region,” the head of UN mission in Mali, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, said.
Thirty armed men stormed and sowed death overnight from Thursday to Friday in Ogossagou, killing 40 villagers, including nine soldiers, according to a new government report. In March 2019, some 160 Fulani people were killed in the same area, leaving several charred. Mali has been caught in a spiral of inter-communal and jihadist violence.
Twenty four people were killed by Islamic terrorist attacks per day each and every day last week. That was an average of three attacks per day. This was an improvement over the 216 deaths per day last week from 28 attacks and the 261 deaths per day the week before that from 48 separate attacks.
This worked out to be 61 killed by Islamic terrorist attacks per day and an average of four attacks per day as well. This was below last week’s 261 killed with 48 separate attacks.
As Ramadan ended on June third it appears the number of attacks has declined, but this week we have seen one of the most villainous attacks in awhile, especially because of the high number of innocent children involved.