18 May 2016

Angola: FAA Holds Awareness Actions About Negative Effects of Landmines

Ondjiva — Several awareness and clarification action about the danger of landmines in rural communities schools have been conducted in recent days by staff from the Demining Brigade of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) in the southern Cunene province, aimed at reducing accidents involving explosive ordnances.

This was said to Angop on Tuesday the brigade commander, Lieutenant João Sikola, when speaking about awareness programme about the risk of landmines.

The Lieutenant said that this exercise is essential so that possible accidents by landmines in suburban and rural areas may be prevented.

João Sikola reported that the intention to go to schools is crucial and proactive regarding the expansion of communication, since these educational institutions receive more children and young people and thus give them basic information on how to proceed in suspicious areas of landmines.

Without disclosing figures, the military officer said that these awareness activities are taking place in schools of the localities of Nehone, Môngua and Ombadja.

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