TERRORISTS BEHEAD ANOTHER FIVE NAPARAMAS
Maputo, 12 Dec (AIM) – Islamist terrorists murdered and beheaded five young men over the past weekend in Montepuez district in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, reports Monday’s issue of the independent newssheet “Mediafax”.
The murdered men were members of the peasant militia known as “Naparamas”. They were killed in the dense bush of the Nairoto area.
Three weeks ago, on 23 November, similar murders took place in Nairoto. On that date, intense clashes were reported, during which another five Naparamas were killed and beheaded.
The naparamas are a local militia fighting against the terrorists and in alliance with the government forces. A group with the same name fought on the government side against the apartheid-backed Renamo rebels in parts of Zambezia and Nampula provinces during the war of destabilization.
The naparamas are volunteers who are defending their villages against the jihadists. They take a magic potion which they believe will make them invulnerable – a belief that has proved sadly misplaced.
On Saturday, the Naparama group set off to hunt down terrorists in Nairoto, but when they no longer responded to their cell phones, other members of the joint anti-terrorist force set out into the bush to look for them.
They found five bodies decapitated and dismembered. The bodies were already beginning to decay, and so they were buried on the spot, about 15 kilometres from Nairoto town.