Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC massacred nearly twenty members of
the Awa indigenous people in Nariño, president Luis Evelis Andrade of
the National Organitation of Colombia’s Indigenous (ONIC) said Monday.
According to Andrade, local Awa authorities have identified eight bodies, but are still concerned about the fate of ten others.
“Because of the fragmented information we received we fear that the total number of dead could be 18,” Andrade said, who added he will not be certain of the magnitude of the slaughter until he arrives in the Nariño capital of Pasto.
The massacre would have taken place between February 4 and February 6, the indigenous leader said, adding that the community has received numerous death threats by the FARC in the past.