“Virtually Wiped Out”: 95 Christians Killed in Mali Village
Nearly 100 Christians were killed by Muslim terrorists this month in the West African country of Mali.
According to the BBC, Fulani Muslims attacked a village composed of mainly Christians in Sobame Da, burning houses and killing at least 95 men, women, and children. As of earlier this month, the search for bodies was still ongoing with 19 people from the village still missing.
“About 50 heavily armed men arrived on motorbikes and pickups,” Amadou Togo, a survivor of the attack, told the AFP agency. “They first surrounded the village and then attacked — anyone who tried to escape was killed. No one was spared — women, children, elderly people.”
The BBC estimates that the attack on the village killed about a third of its inhabitants.
The Christian persecution watchdog group Open Doors believes that every one of those people killed were Christians. Another source at the village said, “A Dogon village has been virtually wiped out.”