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Army warns “terrorists”

Equatorial Guinea’s army has warned that it will use “all means” to defend the country against domestic terrorists and ensure peace in the country, AFP reported, quoting Radio Malabo, monitored in Gabon. The army’s warning came on Friday in a ceremony dedicated to six police officers killed in January 1998, when an armed group attacked military barracks on the island of Bioko. Five civilians also died in the attack, which the government attributed to the separatist Movimiento de Autodeterminacion de la Isla de Bioko (MAIB). The movement says it defends the rights of the Bubi ethnic minority. In a January 1999 report, Amnesty International criticised the persecution of the Bubi population.
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