Mozambican police have named the suspected ringleaders of an Islamist group, which has carried out a spate of attacks in the northern coastal province of Cabo Delgado since October 2017.

Abdul Faizal, Abdul Remane, Abdul Raim, Nuno Remane, Ibn Omar and a fifth suspect known only as Salimo, was named by Mozambican police commander Bernardino Rafael on Monday.

They are believed to be a mix of Mozambicans and foreign nationals. Investigators have previously said that the Cabo Delgado insurgents consisted of young people recruited locally or from neighboring Tanzania and Kenya.

The real reasons of the insurgency is still unknown. What is clear is that this group of terrorists have so far killed around 200 people and burnt more than 400 homes.