- Two Ghanaians have been killed in a terrorist attack close to the Burkina Faso-Mali border
- The two were transporting floor tiles from the Port of Takoradi in Ghana to Mali
Two Ghanaian drivers have lost their lives at the border of Burkina Faso-Mali following a terrorist attack.
The two truck driver have been identified as Mouhamed Moumen and Suleiman Gariba.
According to Citi News, the drivers were killed by the terrorist when they stopped at a security barrier, near the Burkina Faso to Mali Border, in a town called Koury, to settle their usual travel arrangement fee of CFA 1,000.
Explaining the incident, acting chairman of the Joint Association of Port Transport Union, Alhaji Shamsu Baba Yaro, disclosed that the drivers were carrying floor tiles from the Port of Takoradi in Ghana to an importer in the Malian capital, Bamako.
He said the drivers left Ghana about two weeks ago. He further added that the two drivers carried on them valid documents, the ECOWAS Brown cards.
Ghana has been on a high security alert over a possible terror attack. The Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, on Wednesday, May 22, met the regional commanders of the Ghana Immigration Service to strategise.
Meanwhile, the some nationals of Burkina Faso forced their way to Ghana following a terrorist attack in their country. They migrated to the northern parts of Ghana.
But officials of the Ghana Immigration Service in the Sissala East Municipality of the Upper West region conducted a mass registration exercise for all illegal immigrants who have pitched camp in some communities in the municipality.
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Source: Yen News