Centre for Development and Democracy (CDD) has reported that at least 20 people were killed in fresh attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province.
Cabo Delgado province is located about 1,663 kilometres north of the country’s capital, Maputo.
Since October 2017, violence has spread in the area, leaving some 1,500 people dead and 250,000 displaced, according to local media.
In a recent report, CDD said that villages in Macomia district were hit by terrorists, with at least 20 people killed, dozens of houses burnt and products stolen.
It was learnt that humanitarian assistance does not reach the province and hunger and diseases, including diarrhoea, have also killed ten people in Matemo Island.
‘Between [30 September] and [8 October], a group of terrorists occupied Mucojo administrative post and, from this point, they made incursions to Naunde, Darumba, Manica, Rueia, Goludo, Pangane, Nambo, Messano, Runho, Muituiro Villages and Mais Island’, the NGO reported.
‘At least two of the victims were members of the government forces and were killed at the Pangane commercial point.
‘On Saturday alone, about 20 vessels carrying hundreds of displaced people who fled attacks in Mucojo, Macomia district, have reached Cabo Delgado capital Pemba city’.
Source: The Citizen
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