According to several media, around 50 people were beheaded last weekend in Mozambique. According to the BBC, which is based on a story from the country’s state agency, the attackers, Islamist militiamen, allegedly attacked a village in the province of Cabo Delgado.
“The villagers who tried to flee were captured and then taken to a football field, where they were beheaded and cut into pieces,” the BBC said, citing local sources. According to the same sources, there are around fifty victims. A figure that remains subject to questioning. As Courrier International indicates, “Luiz Fernando Lisboa, the bishop of Pemba, the regional capital of the province of Cabo Delgado, confirms that” there were beheadings, but it is impossible to define the number of victims. ””.
President Emmanuel Macron reacted on Wednesday via a tweet, condemning “Islamist terrorism”.
In Mozambique, more than 50 people have been beheaded, women kidnapped, villages looted and then set on fire. Barbarians hijack a religion of peace to sow terror: Islamist terrorism is an international threat that calls for an international response.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) November 11, 2020