National security arrest 170 terrorists at Ghana-Togo border

National security arrest 170 terrorists at Ghana-Togo border

- Some 170 suspects have been arrested in a joint security operation at the Ghana-Togo border

- According to the security agencies, the suspects were planning terrorist activities and other criminal moves

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The National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah says some 170 suspects have been picked up in a joint security swoop near the Ghana-Togo borders.

The minister in a statement issued on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, said the operation dubbed Koudanlgou III arrested suspects who possessed illegal weapons, including locally-manufactured and foreign single/double-barrelled guns totaling 108 “without any valid document covering them”.

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The operation is also said to have happened simultaneously along the borders of both Ghana and Togo and other areas.

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The exercise is aimed at preventing terrorist activities, illegal resource extraction, drug trafficking, dealing in illicit arms, smuggling, among other transnational crimes,” the minister’s statement opined.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Minister, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, has announced government has the intention to build a national shrine for traditional leaders.

Addressing the media, Mr. Dzamesi disclosed that some traditional groups have petitioned his Ministry for the construction of a national shrine which he said is being considered by the government.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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