Our Security Agencies Are Placed On High Alert – Information Minister

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Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Security agencies have been placed on high alert to deal with any unforeseen circumstances regarding heightened terror threats.

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said this at a Press Conference in Accra where he pointed out that, efforts are underway to ensure that the country is protected from any form of attack.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah said the red alert notice has been issued due to the terror attacks on Ghana’s neighbours adding that, “Government is announcing that it has put its security and intelligence agencies on increased awareness following the increasing number of terror threats and attacks and some worrisome intelligence report closer to our borders… As recently as the 10th of May in 2022 in Togo, about 10 military persons died as a result of one such terrorist attack.”

He added a number of Ghanaians have been recruited to join extremist groups, making it necessary for Ghana to take immediate preventive actions.

He said: “Increasingly, intelligence reports suggest that some Ghanaians have been involved in terrorist attacks in the Sahelian region. What this signal is that there has been the possible recruitment of Ghanaians by some of these terrorist groups in the West African sub-region.”

The Minister also averred that plans by the Ministry of National Security to lead a campaign to increase public awareness and intelligence among communities from Tuesday, May 24, 2022, and urged the public to look out for “non-residents seen mobilizing youth or circulating extremist materials in-person or virtually with the objective of whipping up sentiments to attack people or public installations… Abandoned or suspicious packages in public places.”

He also added that security authorities should be immediately notified of any suspicious characters or packages they find.

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