The 5,500 displaced people who had flocked to the north Antioquia town of Anori have agreed to go home after authorities promised social investment in the region, several media reported Sunday.
The agreement brings an end to the public disorder that followed the farmers’ mass arrival in the tiny town.
A departmental human rights official told Caracol Radio that the governor had promised to invest in the region and offer the displaced farmers the opportunity to grow and sell crops other than coca and allow illegal miners to legalize their activties.
The army’s 14th Brigade vowed to secure the region and prevent possible guerrilla violence against the population.
The farmers started arriving in the town Monday last week, allegedly following threats by the FARC‘s 36th Front.