World Madagascar: At least 46 deaths in a clash between cattle thieves and villagers
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in Madagascar, a bloody clash between suspected Dahalo, bustling thieves and villagers has made at least 46 deaths in the Befotaka Atsimo area, southeast of Madagascar. The confrontation that took place on Friday, September 17 in the morning. A temporary assessment of the gendarmerie reports 42 presumed Dahalo killed. Four villagers, a 10-year-old child found death, says the member for Befotaka Atsimo.
With our correspondent in Antananarivo, Laetitia Bezain
It is five o'clock in the morning when about 120 presumed bustling thieves assault the remote hamlets of Ambohitsohy and Vohitsimbe, in the rural commune of Marovitsika.
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"Notified of this attack, the village self-defense was embedded," says General Tsiketa, commander of the interregional district of the National Gendarmerie of Fianarantsoa. He specifies that the village self-defense was armed with shotguns and white weapons. "She reacted in the context of self-defense," he continues. She was joined a little later by four gendarmes. The confrontation lasted more than six hours.A new Hécatomb
The gendarmerie surveys are in progress, in particular, to determine the causes of such a large number of deaths. 22 members of the police were sent to the municipality. The National Independent Human Rights Commission (CNIDH) is also going to dispatch an on-site investigation. "This is not the first time an attack in this area turns at the hecatomb. Whether it's lost lives of villagers or Dahalo, it is not a question of taking a position, "says his President Seth Andriamarohasina. In recent months, this area of the country has been the scene of several Dahalo attacks and clashes between village communities.
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"The most important for CNIDH is that such a situation has no longer to reproduce and for that we must find the means to set up a truly effective safety device. The possibility of implementation of advanced security basis must be studied so that there are real-time interventions in the event of attacks. In this case, the nearest gendarmerie position is 16 kilometers away. So meanwhile, there were damage, "he says. A delegation from the Ministry of Defense went to the district capital, Farafangana.
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