They denounce an attack against Amparo Toloza, a social leader, south of Bogotá

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.

“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.

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.