Five social leaders killed in Colombia in 24 hours
84 social activists were murdered in Colombia between January and 30 April.
Colombian social leader Carlos Andrés Sánchez Villa, was killed by armed men on a road in the rural area of Tibú, in the department of Norte de Santander, on 4 May.
The new killing followed the path of many murders before that. It was perpetrated by two men on a motorcycle, who opened fire on the truck in which the activist was riding, according to the Center for Thought on Armed Conflict, Peace and Post-Conflict.
Sánchez Villa was vice-president of the Community Action Board of the village of La Raya, in the region of Catatumbo.
Sánchez Villa is the fifth social leader killed in 24 hours.
According to the most recent count prepared by the Institute for Peace and Development Studies, 84 social activists were murdered in Colombia between January and 30 April.