The community portal of Portugal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, updated on 16 February, said that from October 2017 several "serious incidents" had been reported in Cabo Delgado allegedly carried out by an Islamic insurgent movement.

The note also recommended that "movements are limited to the indispensable" and advised against remaining in the worst affected areas such as Mocímboa da Praia, Macomia, Palma, Nangade and Quissanga.