Local authorities held that the crimes might be committed by the dissidents of the 36th Front of the FARC, who confused the victims with members of the Gulf Clan.
Colombia's Institute for Peace and Development Studies (Indepaz) has indicated that 258 people have died in the massacres perpetrated so far this year.
The departments with the highest rate of violence are Cauca (13 massacres and 43 dead), Antioquia (ten massacres and 36 killed), Valle del Cauca (nine massacres and 38 victims), and Nariño (seven massacres and 27 dead).
#Colombia | The systematic violence against social leaders and human rights defenders has taken the lives of 124 people in 2021, according to a report by INDEPAZ. pic.twitter.com/NBgRhpVJGa