Following terrorist attacks at Burkina Faso and Mali, several hotel and tourist facilities in Accra have boosted their security following fears of an imminent terrorist attacks in Ghana.
So far, checks a the the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel and the Kempinski Hotel in Accra shows armored vehicles and armed police officers stationed at the entrance of the hotel ready to act against any threat against humanity.
Already, Ghana’s national security apparatus has put in place some measures at most public places to tackle or ward off possible terrorist attacks.
The assault on the Splendid Hotel in the West African state’s capital, Ouagadougou, claimed lives of at least 23 people of 18 different nationalities. Four attackers were also killed, two of them being women, officials said.
Meanwhile, the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) militant group has announced that it carried out the attack. The militants attacked the Splendid and the nearby Cappuccino cafe on Friday evening, setting off several explosions. Both places are popular with UN staff and foreigners.