Mozambique arrests 36 Ethiopian migrants

ESAT News (March 1, 2017)

Mozambican police arrested 36 Ethiopians suspected of illegally entering the country. Africa Review reported quoting local media that the Ethiopians were arrested from a hideout in the northern Nampula Province.

According to police spokesman Mr. Zacarias Nacute, the Ethiopians were found in a house in Meconta District in Nampula after a tip-off by locals.

He said the repatriation efforts were underway.

Mozambique is said to have launched a crackdown on foreigners living in the country illegally.

Ethiopians leave their country in thousands every year fleeing political persecution and economic hardship.