According to the national media report, approximately 6,000 people living in the village of Argelia in the Cauca administrative region were stranded in their villages due to the armed threat of the FARC opponents.
Community leader Guido Rivera said in a statement to the local media that armed groups used the villagers as human shields and put pressure on the people as the army left the area.
Stating that illegal armed groups cut the village’s electricity and water from time to time, Rivera called on the authorities to restore public order in the region.
Serious health problems may occur
On the other hand, in a statement made by the army, it was stated that the actions of armed groups would be condemned and public order would be restored in the region.
Local media reports suggested that the villagers suffered from food shortages and that if the siege of armed groups continued, serious health problems could arise.
The government, which carries out ceasefire negotiations with the armed groups in the country as part of its total peace policy, is struggling with serious problems, especially due to the actions of former FARC members.