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Mozambique, Tanzania in ‘terrorism’ pact

Saturday November 21 2020
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Tanzania’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro.

Mtwara. Tanzania’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro and Mozambican counterpart Bernardino Rafael yesterday agreed to team up in efforts to wipe out terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the border between the two countries.

The two police chiefs met and held a discussion yesterday about the ongoing terrorist attacks in Mtwara region and will now deal with the problem in unison.

This was revealed by IGP Sirro yesterday after concluding talks with the leader of the Mozambican police saying that Tanzanians should be calm. He said the collaboration between the two police forces will lead to conduction of joint patrols and provide information to each other in efforts to control the terrorist groups.

“To be honest, you can’t kill people and still feel safe and proud. They are deceiving themselves. Tanzanians should be calm, we will work together to ensure that we find criminals at the border and deal with them,” IGP Sirro told the press.

For his part, IGP Rafael, urged citizens living on the border to report any signs of insecurity, saying that they were planning to conduct a joint operation, including exchanging information to find the perpetrators.

He said he was saddened by reports of attacks in Mtwara
Region where more than 175 houses were set on fire and many people killed by terrorist groups which fled to Mozambique where he promised to work with Tanzania in searching for the criminals.

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“We have come to Tanzania to take training and experience again… We have actually talked about how to work together at the borders to defeat our common enemy,” he said.

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