Ghana On High Alert As Terrorist Threat Heightens

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Deputy National Security Coordinator Edward Kweku Asomani
Deputy National Security Coordinator Edward Kweku Asomani

The Deputy National Security Coordinator, Mr. Edward Kweku Asomani has assured the general public that the security services of the country are alert and prepared to handle any terrorist threat that may befall the country.

His assurance comes after reports of potential attacks of extremist elements targeted at Ghana.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the National Security Minister, Hon. Albert Kan-Dapaah, issued a Press Statement drawing the public’s attention to growing threats of terrorism in the sub-region, and urged people to be vigilant and extra careful.

The Statement said such attacks, having occurred in neighbouring countries like Togo, La Cote D’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, it was important that we recognise that our country remains a target.

The Statement called for heightened vigilance in areas of mass gathering like churches, mosques and places of entertainment. It urged managers of public places and areas of mass gathering to light up those areas and adopt the use of guards and security gadgets.

Following the Press Release, the Deputy National Security Coordinator says the security services of the country are high alert on these threats, and are prepared to deal with them. Taking his turn at the Meet at the Press at the Ministry of Information on Sunday May 23, 2022, Mr. Asomani said, while personal security and looking out for each other remains very necessary, the country’s security agencies have readied themselves to flush out terrorists who may come to the country.

He said the security and intelligence agencies of the country have monitored the activities of these terrorists over the years and are prepared to deal with them should that move to the country. He called on the public to remain calm but be security conscious. He reiterated the need volunteer information to the security agencies about any suspicious activity in the community.

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