The police believes fishermen have been recruited to join insurgent groups that have been attacking the region. Fishermen deny the accusations
The provincial police commander of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM) in Cabo Delgado, Joaquim Sive, said that the suspects had been allegedly recruited to fishing activities in Cabo Delgado, when, in fact, they were being recruited to join a group of unknown people that have caused death and destabilization in that province since October last year, in terrorist acts, reports the website DW.
"Some people have allegedly encouraged youngsters to go to Cabo Delgado to work in fishing or to develop another activity. But what they don't know is that when they arrive they are directed to other places. They are taken there for other goals. The intention of those who take our brothers from here [Nampula] to Cabo Delgado is another one", said the police commander.
Meanwhile, last Sunday (19.08), police brigades in Cabo Delgado and Nampula traveled to the town of Geba, in the Memba district, to bring the fishermen back, since, according to authorities, they had not committed any kind of crime.