Terrorists from the Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh) have set fire to the Christian village of Nandoli, in the Ancuabe region, in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, One more piece of evidence, as announced by the jihadist band itself, that they have raised a real war of religion against Christians, those they want to eradicate from Africa, as the first step in a global project.
One of the prelates of Mozambique, Father Kwiriwi Fonseca, already denounced in his day that jihadist terrorists not only cause the death and displacement of thousands of people, but also kidnap hundreds of children to force boys to take up arms and marry off and rape girls.
Fonseca serves as a priest in Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado province. In addition, he is the diocesan responsible for communications. The Cabo Delgado region has been under pressure from armed groups linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) since 2017.
The priest told the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) that after the terrorist attacks in Cabo Delgado in 2017, the jihadists have left more than 2,500 dead and more than 750,000 displaced, and continue to kidnap a large number of people, especially minors.
He pointed out that one of the victims who alerted him to this dramatic reality was Sister Eliane da Costa, a Brazilian nun from the Congregation of Saint Joseph of Chambéry, who was kidnapped when terrorists took over the city of Mocímboa da Praia in August 2020. The jihadists also kidnapped another nun from her congregation, Sister Inés Ramos, and dozens of people. “Sister Eliane spent 24 days among the terrorists, in the mountains, and she asked me: ‘Father Fonseca, don’t forget about kidnapped people, especially children and adolescents who are trained to be terrorists,'” the priest said. .
The priest said that another of the victims with whom he also maintains contact is Mrs. Mina, a woman who witnessed the murder of her husband and her brother, and suffers from the kidnapping of her three minor children at the hands of terrorists.
“I think radicalization is the goal. We are talking about young people and children who left their homes last year or the year before. It is a long time in contact with evil and one ends up assimilating evil. Interaction with them can turn them into the worst kind of terrorists,” she said. Finally, he pointed out that “if this war intensifies and international partners, other governments and countries intend to help Mozambique to eliminate terrorists. […] many innocents could also die”.