A farmers’ association has denounced the murder of seven people in a massacre that would have been the work of the paramilitary group “Los Rastrojos”. The incident happened in Norte de Santander.
The Ombudsman has already appeared in the Totumito de Tibú village in Norte de Santander, where farming communities have been denouncing a massacre since Saturday. About 120 people have fled the area. The displaced have expressed their fear of the impending intrusion of armed groups into the community.
“We urgently need attention from the investigative authorities and immediate attention to the victims and the numerous families who have moved to the region,” the Ombudsman said on Twitter on Sunday.
According to the Catatumbo Peasant Association (ASCAMCAT), he has named Los Rastrojos, one of the groups responsible for controlling crops and drug trafficking routes near the Venezuelan border, as responsible.