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President Filipe Nyusi has warned the world that terrorist groups in the province of Cabo Delgado, who last week murdered at least 13 more people, “tend to spread to other neighbouring countries”.
“We are determined to neutralise groups of malefactors who try to disturb the order and tranquillity of some districts in the north of Cabo Delgado province,” the Mozambican head of state told at the 73rd Plenary Assembly of the Organisation of the United Nations in New York on Tuesday.
Since the end of 2017, the group called “Al Shabaab” by local residents, although they have no known links to the Somalia terrorist group of the same name, killed 12 civilians in Piqueque village, Macomia district and at least one member of the Defence and Security Forces patrolling the administrative post of Pundanhar in the district of Palma last week, despite offensives launched by the authorities with the cooperation of military forces from neighbouring countries.
Contrary to the statements of his ministers, who said that the terrorists are young people who have fled their homes and that the situation is under control, Filipe Nyusi said: “We count on everybody’s cooperation in measures against these evildoers, because this is a heinous crime of a global nature involving both nationals and non-nationals still unidentified and of who-knows-what motivation, which will tend to spread to neighbouring countries.”
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) September 26, 2018
Source: A Verdade