Malawi security on alert after Mozambique Islamists attacks

Government has said its security agents are on alert after Islamists attacks in Mozambique.

Chazama: Malawi in alert

Home Affairs and Internal Security minister Cecilia Chazama said the government was monitoring the situation in northern Mozambique very closely.

“We are aware of the attacks on innocent people in some areas in northern Mozambique and we are monitoring the situation very closely,” said Chazama.

BBC reports that atleast 100 people, including a traditional leader, children and women have been hacked to death with most of the bodies beheaded.

The attacks are blamed on Islamists who call themselves al shabab.

The attacks in mineral and petrolium rich area in the northern Mozambique, has displaced 1000 people, threatening the security of neighbouring Malawi which has so far enjoyed peace with no Islamists activities.

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Munthali ka
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Munthali ka

Let’s build a wall on the Mozambican border. Oh shucks, we’re not even capable of building school blocks, so forget about it!

Charlie
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Charlie

Ha ha ha thats a hood point

Chikoka
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Chikoka

It is not possible. Talk about things we can do

7777999
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7777999

mia

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

Excellent work Hon Minister. Islam in Mozambique is causing controversy as the religion is flexing its political muscle. In 1996 Mozambique Parliament attempted to pass a bill to declare two days of Eid as public holidays. The Roman Catholic Church, Zionist Churches, Pentecostal Churches and other Christians objected to the holidays because of the controversy associated with Islam. Catholic Cardinal Dos Santos is reported to have argued that if they, Muslims, succeeded, they will impose other Islamic Laws that will affect the Christian faith and that later on the country will see Islamic fundamentalism emerging. Opposition RENAMO also objected to… Read more »

Usher B
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Usher B

This is why I fail to understand why up to now people are still using western propaganda to dent Islam. As you can see from your own explanation, it’s not about religion; it’s about resources. Those calling themselves Islamists are doing that just to dent Islam. Islam has been preaching peace all along. Whoever doing it may call themselves Muslims but that does not mean they are Muslim’s because Islam condom the killing of innocent people. In fact it preaches love. There are Christians out there brutally killing innocent people including Muslims, but you don’t comment. Why? If a Christian… Read more »

Chikoka
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Chikoka

You are lying. Islam is a religion of war. That is what Mohammned did. Al Shabab and all other Islamic groups kill in the name of religion which is Islam.

Usher B
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Usher B

Go back & study your theology 📚. You don’t even know what’s happening around in your own religion. If you talk of religious wars, even the Bible has war verses more aggressive than Quran. Study your Bible my friend.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

In this modern age, Christians no longer encourage wars. Of course the Bible talks of war that are biblical in nature. But those wars you refer to occurred thousand of years ago when Christians were being killed for over 1 400 years. Now, spill more on theology you have studied. What does it say?

freeman
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DO NOT CALL A BLACK THING WHITE PLZ PLZ LET EYES AND EARS BE OPEN TO WHERE PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING U FIND FULL INVOLVEMENT OF THIS SECT

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

Usher B, you should know that I do not believe in any kind of propaganda. Besides, it is waste of time to use Western Propaganda. In this modern age, it is Muslims who still have penchant taste of killing non Muslims. Memories of Ethiopian Christians who were rounded up in Libya many months ago and beheaded on the Mediterranean Coast just because they were Christians are still fresh, and the incident was posted on Youtube for all to view. It was real. The Ethiopian Government later declared a day of national mourning. Their beheading follows what the Quran teaches you… Read more »

Madubeko
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Madubeko

you have said it well, but what is the connection between what you have said and our own security here? whatever happened between mozambique government and their faithful regarding Holidays that’s their own problems to sort out, when it comes to security issues i believe we have to be watchful because these alshabab guys will be in our own back yard and we need to be very alert when they try to put their foot on our soil. the Minister is right

Mzanga Dausi
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Mzanga Dausi

Those are some of the aspects associated with oil drilling. Time to seriously think hard about arborting oil exploration and drilling plans in Malawi.

Tsoka la wina chenjezo la wina, unless your are so stupid that you can’t learn from other people’s mistakes.

Chikoka
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Chikoka

What is you saying is nonsense! The killing in Mozambique has nothing to do with oil

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

That’s what happens when tribal/ religious fiefdoms become the norm in politics and governance of a nation. Especially where people clearly see that they are being sidelined &/ getting a raw deal. Coupled with the fact that those being elected into power are not necessarily extraordinary per say but are just having a numerical advantage in the voting process.
In Malawi if the North had a strong Islamic influence the Boko Halaam activities could have started already. The same disgruntledness is currently being experienced in central region. Probably the federal system proponents are not making wild claims after all.

Chikoka
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Chikoka

The immigration should start deporting all illegal immigrants and be strict with people from Somalia. These Al Shabab infiltrate the country long before they launch their attack. In other words, they live among the local people, study them and organise themselves before they attack. They are a lot of illegal foreign nationals living among us. Some of them have opened shops, bars and other businesses. And you wonder how these people have settled amongst us. Where is the police? Where is the Immigration? It is time government started being serious in deporting illegal immigrants. It is very easy to do… Read more »

LEGO
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What will happen if the foreigners have got valid papers well documented papers to stay in the country but are associated with AL SHABAB?I think the best way is to monitor the movement of all foreigners and their businesses.

Chikoka
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Chikoka

Those associated with Al Shabab must deported as well even f they have valid papers. We do not want Islamic fundamentalist in Malawi. That is why even Donald Trump banned such people in the USA. So all illegal immigrants and those associated with Al Shabab MUST be deported.
The police, the Army and Immigration must stop being sleepy. They should start cleaning up our townships, cities and rural areas of all illegal immigrants and of course monitor people from Somalia and Kenya who might have links with Al Shabab

Mnyezelera
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Mnyezelera

Its too late, they are already in our neighborhoods and are friends, they are just waiting for the right time to attack. Let’s just accept the weaknesses we have in our immigration laws and find ways of dealing with such kind of attacks suppose they are about to happen or they happen. its just a group of people fully funded by some organizations just to bring chaos and instability to various countries, they have a very strong network and funding. For sure we have let a lot of these north Africans coming in into our country. Al-Shabab is a grouping… Read more »

QueenB
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QueenB

Chenjerani ndi maiko aku West (azungu). They bring chaos on purpose with the aim yobwerera mudzikolo in the name of peace keeping cholinga kuti adzabe ma resources. Al Shabaab in Mozambique? This place is rich in minerals and petroleum. Sooner or later you will see mzungu coming to “fight” against the attackers.

Usher B
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Usher B

I agree with you. That’s it.👌

Victoria
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Victoria

If you have grudges with the west you are a pathetic being. Why not sympathise with the people that are being beheaded? Are these people being beheaded by azungu? This is a very serious issue. Lets commit these people to God in prayer.

QueenB
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QueenB

Open your eyes my friend. Why do you think there are wars in the Middle East, Sudan, North Africa such as Libya? Who benefits from these wars? Don’t you see a pattern here? You must be shallow minded not to know what’s going on in this world.

Mnyezelera
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Mnyezelera

Shallow minded she is, she can’t even see it in her own face.

LEGO
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Most chaos are happening in the places or countries who are associated with ASIANS and Middle-East not Western Countries.

QueenB
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QueenB

There are wars in parts of Africa too. Have you done your research to find out why?

Giling'ande
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Giling'ande

Agree with QueenB 100%

Ida
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Ida

Religion of peace, my foot!!!

Mnyezelera
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Mnyezelera

Daft and shallow minded you…..open your eyes to see the truth behind the scenes. who was behind the 9/11 attack? I know your answer already because you are a freak. Find out and see the world how it is being run..

Dan
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Dan

We need to watch our Malawi jelously indeed. We should never ever have any stupid ideologies of such nature and kind. This madness may cross the borders if we as Malawians are not careful and watchful. We need to watch all those sectors of our society that might be attracted to such behaviours and give them the signal that they will not be entertained here. We also need to start working on our law against such nasty ideologies and beliefs. Malawi will never allow such sick headed ideologies!

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