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Wed, 17 Nov 2004 11:11

Cabinda: 52 Flec-Fac Rebels Presented To Press

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Cabinda, Nov 17 - At least 52 troops of the Cabinda-Enclave Liberation Front (Flec-Fac) rebel group surrendered recently to the authorities of Buco-Zau district, some 140 kilometres north of Angola`s northern province capital city.

On Monday the group that includes a colonel, a captain and a second lieutenant, were presented to the press, accompanied by their families of 19 women and 37 children, totalling 108 people.Speaking to the press, the group`s top officer, col. Estevão Bungo Alberto said that he was the troops commander on the Cabinda North and North-eastern zone.

A militant of Flec-Fac for the past 10 years, he appealed to those still in the bush to surrender their guns and join the Government`s efforts of peaceful solution to Cabinda case.

He confirmed that Flec-Fac is going through very hard times, characterised by the lack of logistics and dwindling ranks surviving on luck.

Over 2.000 former soldiers of the various factions of Flec-Fac and their families have already surrendered to Government authorities, thus benefiting from food aid, houses, medical assistance and clothes, in order to facilitate their social reintegration.