The United Nations has reported that the small village of Moura in Mali witnessed five days of horror at the hands of armed men who carried out brutal attacks on civilians, killing at least 51 people, including 17 children.
According to the UN, the attacks took place from May 5th to May 9th, with armed men carrying out a series of killings, arson, and looting in the village, which is located in the Mopti region of Mali.
The UN said that the attackers, who were identified as members of the Fulani ethnic group, targeted the Dogon ethnic group, which has a history of conflict with the Fulani. The UN also noted that the attackers appeared to be well-armed and well-organized, and that they carried out the attacks with “unprecedented” levels of violence.
The UN’s report on the attacks has sparked widespread outrage and condemnation, with many calling for those responsible to be held accountable. The Malian government has vowed to take action against those responsible, and has deployed additional troops to the area to restore order.
The attacks in Moura are the latest in a string of violent incidents in Mali, which has been plagued by ethnic conflict and jihadist violence for years. The UN has been working with the Malian government to try to address the root causes of the conflict, but progress has been slow.
In a statement, the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, called on all parties to “refrain from acts of violence and revenge” and to “work together to promote peace and reconciliation.”
The situation in Mali remains tense, and the UN has warned that more violence could erupt if the underlying issues are not addressed. The organization has called on the international community to support efforts to promote peace and stability in the country.