Mozambique police have arrested three people on suspicion of leading insurgent attacks in Cabo Delgado, where Anadarko Petroleum, Eni and ExxonMobil are lead investors in a huge liquefied natural gas complex under construction at Afungi, outside Palma.

A spokesperson for Nampula province’s police force said information obtained from the arrested trio “Has allowed the defence and security forces to overrun some camps which the criminals used as bases for their incursions”.

The leader of the three was named as Abdul Rahman Faisal, who told local reporters that he is an electrical engineer and a member of the Al Shabaab terrorist group in Uganda.

Faisal denied taking part in any terrorist attacks in Mozambique, saying only that he and his compatriots came “To look for” two other Al Shabaab members, one of whom had last been seen in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Source: Upstream