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Mozambique will intensify its fight against insurgents in the gas-rich north of the country by cooperating more closely with neighbouring Tanzania, Attorney General Beatriz Buchili said.
Attacks that began in Mozambique’s northeastern Cabo Delgado province in 2017 have raised risks for investors developing multibillion dollar gas projects off the coast. Researchers say the raids have been carried out by a group known as Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama, composed of Mozambicans and citizens of Tanzania, which wants Islamic law introduced in the region.
Mozambican authorities arrested at least 275 suspected insurgents last year in their efforts to halt the attacks, Buchili told lawmakers Wednesday in the capital, Maputo.
“The insurgents have shown that they are well organised and structured,” she said. “This is a cross-border crime and as a way of reinforcing our strategy, not only of combat but also of prevention, we are strengthening cooperation with Tanzania, a neighbouring country that is fundamental to combating this type of crime.”
By Borges NhamireSource: Bloomberg