“Two of the annex offices and the main office were entered and several valuable items were stolen; laptops, a desktop, tablets and a phone,” DHPI said.
A source told DHPI that following the attacks, there has been “a new population flight to the village of Nangade, district office, in search of security.”
“Here in the village everything is full of people, while others are passing to Mueda or Pemba,” the source who declined to be named told the SACBC peace entity.
ACN Portugal has reported a response from Mozambican military forces that are carrying out several operations throughout the province of Cabo Delgado with the support of army units from Rwanda and countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
During these operations, according to information released by the Mozambican Defense Forces, seven terrorists were killed and 16 hideouts that they had in the bush were dismantled, as well as a communications base.
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“These military operations have also taken place in recent days in the district of Palma, also located in the border region with Tanzania,” ACN Portugal has reported.
Earlier this month, the ACN reported a situation of strong tension in the village of Macomia, also located in Cabo Delgado Province, where, according to a woman Religious, many villages had been attacked, and there was also “the systematic kidnapping of people, mainly women and mothers with their own children,” which was contributing to the worsening feeling of insecurity among the local populations.
ACN Portugal reported that since the armed attacks began in October 2017, more than three thousand people have died.
“As a direct consequence of the terrorist violence, there are about 800,000 internally displaced persons,” the charity foundation reported, and added, “This whole situation has made Mozambique a priority country for the ACN Foundation on the African continent, especially when it comes to supporting refugees.”
ACN International is providing pastoral assistance and psychosocial support to displaced people who have witnessed the horrors of insurgency in Cabo Delgado.
The charity foundation is also supplying materials for the construction of dozens of houses, community centers and also the purchase of vehicles for the missionaries working in the resettlement centers that shelter families fleeing the war.
DHPI, on the other hand, has set up a humanitarian desk in the Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula to co-ordinate support of the thousands of displaced persons who are seeking refuge in the Mozambican Archdiocese and to research on the five-year conflict.
Agnes Aineah is a Kenyan journalist with a background in digital and newspaper reporting. She holds a Master of Arts in Digital Journalism from the Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications and a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communications from Kenya's Moi University. Agnes currently serves as a journalist for ACI Africa.