MOZAMBICAN POLICE PREVENT ASSAULT BY OPPOSITION RENAMO GUNMENT

Mozambican police say they forced gunmen from the opposition party, Renamo, to abandon a planned attack on the town of Nhamatanda, in the central province of Sofala, on Thursday.

The police said they managed to disrupt the attack and arrested four members of the gang which included a fighter with the nominal rank of major. The rest of the armed group abandoned the area in disarray.

The four fighters arrested were members of an advance party preparing to attack the district police command.

District Administrator Boavida Manuel said that the action of the police was in response to information provided by the public who had noticed strange movements by unknown people in various villages, including Nhancoca and Mbebedo.

“Here in Nhamatanda, we have known that Renamo gunmen were approaching the town with the intention of assaulting the police station. However, our forces managed to repel the advance group,” he added.

According to the administrator, life has returned to normal in the town despite the climate of fear caused by Renamo’s actions. He appealed for residents to be calm but to maintain vigilance.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK