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Mozambique’s president, Filipe Nyusi, said on Monday that armed groups that have carried out armed attacks in Cabo Delgado province in the country’s north are funded by fake entrepreneurs, some of whom are already in prison.
“They pretend they are entrepreneurs and recruit young people for these acts,” Nyusi said at a rally in Socone, in Zambézia province in central Mozambique, where he was on a working visit. “Some of them are already in jail.”
Nyusi reiterated his appeal to youngsters in Cabo Delgado province to report any suspicious promises of jobs, a strategy that he said has been used by those funding the attacks.
“We want to appeal to youth not to accept these invitations,” he said. “Mozambicans are dying on both sides.”
He stressed that local communities should denounce such cases.
“They are taking young people to use them for their interests, which are still not known,” Nyusi warned.
Cabo Delgado province, where multinational oil companies are preparing to start the extraction of natural gas, has been the target of attacks by armed men since October 2017, resulting in the deaths of more than 200 people, including residents, alleged attackers and members of the security forces.Source: Lusa