19-02-21-Bankass mission 86
Residents guide a Human Rights Officer through the burnt down houses in Libe Peulh.
On 21 and 22 February, an Integrated Team serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) travelled to the Mopti region in Mali to investigate recent armed attacks in the Bankass Cercle area, in which preliminary information indicated that at least 18 people were killed by shooting and burning. A large number of houses and granaries were deliberately burnt down as well and some animals were stolen or killed. The team, composed by Human Rights Officers and a forensic team of the United Nation Police (UNPOL), visited the settlements of Koulogon Peulh, Minima Maoude, a village that was entirely burn down, and Libe Peulh. They were escorted by Peacekeepers from the Bangladeshi Contingent serving with MINUSMA. Photo MINUSMA/Marco Dormino