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©️ ZIMBABWE and other Southern African Development Community (Sadc) states that include Zambia and Botswana have committed to help Mozambique fight terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the northern parts of that country.
Speaking at the event, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who chaired the summit, said the terrorist attacks in Mozambique were increasingly becoming complex and a threat to the peace and security of the region.
“Regions that previously did not perceive the seriousness of the threat or seemed immune to terrorism are being targeted by terrorists.
“As chair(person), I am gravely concerned by these developments and the resulting threat to peace, security, stability and development in our region“Let me reiterate our unequivocal rejection of terrorism, in all its forms and manifestation and our strong condemnation of all terrorist acts, which will never be justified.“The possible impact that these developments have on the peace and security of the people of Mozambique and the entire region are indeed dire.“Successfully preventing and combating terrorism requires renewed and firm commitment from all Sadc member states.
“It also calls for joint action, given the transnational nature of terrorist groups,” Mnangagwa further said.
“… reiterated Sadc’s position that condemns all acts of terrorism and armed attacks wherever it occurs as contained in the Sadc
Mozambique has been battling to contain an insurgency of militants that have pledged allegiance to Islamic State and who began attacking villages in the northeast in late 2017.
according to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project.
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