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Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:16 - Updated Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:30

FAA redouble surveillance on northern border

Cabinda - The Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) stepped up surveillance on the border between northern Cabinda province and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), taking into account the electoral process in the neighboring country, whose provisional results give victory to candidate Felix Tshisekedi.

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Chief of Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), Egídio de Sousa Santos (FILE)

Photo: Gaspar dos Santos

According to the Chief of Staff of the FAA, Egídio de Sousa Santos, this is a normal situation. "We have special attention to the troops in Cabinda and beyond.

The action aims to provide greater security to the population of the region, the Gen.  told journalists on Thursday after a three-day visit to the Cabinda Military Region (CMR).

"We have visited military bases along the border, everything is calm, stable and undisturbed," he said about CMR.

Regarding information on social networks that reported a possible attack by members of the Flec separatist guerrilla group against FAA troops in the Massabi commune, Egídio de Sousa Santos said they are fake news.

In the Cabinda Military Region, the general of FAA remain firm in guaranteeing military political stability while ensuring the free movement of people and goods.

At the end of the trip to the northern province of the country, Egídio de Sousa Santos encouraged the army to maintain their readiness in all parts of the country.

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