- President Mahama has described the terror attacks on Cote d’Ivoire and Turkey as “despicable and unconscionable”
- Gunmen attacked Cote d’Ivoire and Turkey over the weekend, killing in total about 46 people
President John Dramani Mahama has, on expressed Ghana’s deepest condolences and sympathy to President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, their governments and people.
Condemning the terrorist attacks on both countries over the weekend, President Mahama also wished the injured a speedy recovery.
He described this barbaric act as “despicable and unconscionable”. “Ghana stands by the two countries in their moments of profound grief and adversity. Let us work together as a global community to win the war against terrorism even as we strengthen global, regional and national security mechanisms,” Mahama said.
On Sunday, gunmen opened fire at a hotel in Côte d’Ivoire’s beach resort of Grand-Bassam killing about 12 people and injuring several others.
In Turkey on the same day, extremists attack also killed some 34 people and causing injury to about 125 people after a car bomb exploded in the Turkish capital Ankara.
Meanwhile, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to bring terrorism “to its knees” after the attack.