Locality head Olga Ussene, who appeared traumatized by the attack, could not provide many details. â€œThere was an attackâ€, she said, â€œbut we havenâ€™t yet confirmed if anybody was killed. Damage was done to the administration secretariatâ€.
Nampula provincial police spokesperson Zacarias Nacute confirmed the raid, which he said occurred at about 04.45. The raiding party consisted of 13 men.
â€œDuring the attack the Renamo gunmen burnt a motor-cycle, a car and various documentsâ€, said Nacute. â€œThey went into the health post where they stole two sheets and blankets, a mattress and distilled waterâ€.
He claimed that, thanks to police intervention, the attackers fled from Mecua, and the situation returned to normal.
Health units have become a favourite target for Renamo in its raids, which are continuing despite the negotiations between the government and Renamo in Maputo.Post published in: Africa News