- A church in Accra has banned backpacks as part of new directives to beef up security at the church
- The church also told parishioners to quickly raise an alarm about suspicious persons or actions
Christ the King Church has banned the use of backpacks in the church premises following recent terror threats.
The church which is located in Accra, opposite the Jubilee House, aims to beef up security.
The decision forms part of a national campaign to scale up internal security at churches.
During Sunday, May 19, 2019's weekly bulletin, the church said the new security measures have become necessary following terror threats in other neighbouring countries.
The church cited the recent terror attacks on Catholic churches in Burkina Faso and Sri Lanka as reason to beef up security.
Parishioners were also urged to be quick to raise an alarm about suspicious persons in the church premises.
Also, the use of motorcycles at the church premises has been banned, parish priest Rev Father Andrew Campbell disclosed.
Joy News reports that the newly-published security directive indicated policemen would be deployed during Sunday church services and other occasions.
“Sitting positions of ushers will be changed as soon as possible as no usher shall be allowed to be seated at the rear end of the church,” the bulletin said.
Meanwhile, Ghana is also taking measures to counter any possible terror threats following the recent attacks on neighbours Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire.
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