Amparo Toloza, a social leader, suffered an attack while traveling in a van with her team of bodyguards through the streets of southern Bogotá.
According to the first information, replicated by the politician Adolfo Rivas, the woman was going on Monday night in the vicinity of Avenida Ciudad de Cali with the Portal de las Américas.
It seems that gunmen shot at the car eight times. According to what the bodyguards told ‘Caracol Radio’, the attack was foiled because the driver rammed the alleged assassins and stopped a red vehicle in which they were driving.
A cell phone and a weapon were reportedly seized fire at the scene.
I just spoke with Doña Amparo Toloza, a social leader of victims against whom they have just attacked on Av. Cali with Américas in Bogotá.
The assassins shot him more than 8 times. We need guarantees for life, this cannot continue like this. @rcnradio @NoticiasCaracol pic.twitter.com/U91bsIcD7N
— RIVAS ?115 Bogotá Chamber (@adolforivas115) February 8, 2022
“They want to kill us for defending peace, demanding comprehensive reparation and the return of the lands dispossessed by the paramilitaries,” wrote Rivas to report on the event.
The news was also announced by the senator Armando Benedetti, who asked the authorities to initiate the pertinent investigations and reinforce the security scheme of the leader linked to Human Colombia.
They have just attempted against the life of the leader of Human Colombia Amparo Tolosa in Bogotá. I ask the authorities to undertake the respective investigations and reinforce Amparo’s security. pic.twitter.com/H1b40P6z6d
— Armando Benedetti (@AABenedetti) February 8, 2022
Amparo Toloza is a social leader and defender of human rights. As she told this newspaper some time ago, she has been forcibly displaced four times and threatened countless times.
For the time being, it is known that she escaped the attack on Monday night unharmed.