(ChurchLeaders) Insurgents have beheaded “scores” of people in several days of attacks that began Oct. 31 in Cabo Delgado, a province in the East African country of Mozambique. The Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), is sending emergency aid to the area following reports that extremists massacred over 50 people and are displacing thousands.
“Over 12,000 people have arrived here in the past two weeks,” Sister Blanca Nubia Zapata told ACN. “We can’t keep up. Women and children are arriving, and older people who have been walking for days. Some have died on the way, on the roads and the forest tracks.”