Security services are vigilant enough to tackle any major threat - Oppong Nkrumah

Security services are vigilant enough to tackle any major threat - Oppong Nkrumah

The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has allayed the fears of Ghanaians following recent threats of terrorism in the country.

The assurance comes after a national security meeting held on Monday, June 10, 2019, that revealed that the likelihood of Ghana suffering a terrorist attack is infinitesimal.

A statement signed Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah indicated that Ghana's safety and risk profiles remain unchanged.

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“The meeting concluded that there is no actionable intelligence nor an imminent threat to Ghana. Ghana’s safety and risk profiles remain largely unchanged despite recent events in the sub-region,” Oppong Nkrumah noted.

The statement further urged both local and foreign nationals to live their lives without doubts as efforts are being expedited to revamp the various security agencies to avert any intended terrorist attacks.

“The security apparatus of the nation continues to be retooled and vigilant to tackle any major security threat within the jurisdiction. Ghanaians, foreign residents and visitors are advised to continue to go about their normal ways of life without fear but also encouraged to be security conscious as always,” it further stated.

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The focus of terror threats in Ghana comes amid the increased threat of terror attacks on churches in the sub-region.

Australia becomes the latest country to update its foreign travel advice on Ghana in seven days, advising its nationals not to use Ubers, taxis or other public transport in the country.

Already, the United Kingdom (UK) has updated its travel advice for British nationals travelling to Ghana warning of likely terrorist attacks.

The Government of Canada has cautioned its citizens of potential violent crimes in Ghana following the suspected kidnapping of two of its nationals in Kumasi.

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