HARARE, (SAT) – Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Tuesday that he was shocked by recent acts of terrorism in Mozambique and pledged to help the eastern neighbor in any way possible to counter the activities.
“These acts of barbarity must be stamped out wherever they are found,” he tweeted.
“Zimbabwe is ready to assist in any way we can. The security of our region is paramount in the protection of our people,” he said.
Reports from Mozambique said that suspected militants beheaded at least 20 people in the northeast of the country last week.
At least five adults and 15 boys were participating in a male initiation ceremony when the Islamic State-linked insurgents attacked them.
The militants also attacked several nearby villages, looting and burning down homes before retreating into the mountains.
The insurgency has been going on in Cabo Delgado Province and the militants have stepped up the offensive in recent months.
More than 2,000 people have been killed and at least 400,000 others displaced in the growing insurgency.