Government tasks public to be vigilant over possible terror attacks

Government tasks public to be vigilant over possible terror attacks

- A meeting chaired by President Mahama revealed that stands the risk of a possible terror attacks

- The National Security Council has cautioned the public to be alert and report any suspicions to security personnel

- Communication Minister, Edward Omane Boamah, urged Ghanaians and other nationals, resident in Ghana to bear with security measures that may be enforced at various locations from time to time 

- Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility to recent attacks unleashed on the West African sub region

The National Security Council (NSC) after a meeting chaired by President John Dramani Mahama has called on the Ghanaian public to be vigilant over possible terror attacks.

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The meeting called at the instance of the President on Tuesday, revealed that the nation faces a credible terrorist threat.

The National Security Council says briefings so far received from intelligence and partner agencies has revealed that there is a credible terrorist’s threat to all countries in the sub-region.

The Council advised the general public to be cautious, curious, and report any suspicious activities of any individual or group of persons to law enforcement agencies.

The meeting which reviewed the security situation in the country in the wake of an upsurge of terrorist attacks and current intelligence on extremist activities in the West Africa sub-region also evaluated Ghana’s anti-terrorism preparedness, joint services operations and other emergency measures to ensure the safety of its citizenry.

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A statement by Communication Minister, Edward Omane Boamah, urged Ghanaians and other nationals, resident in Ghana to bear with security measures that may be enforced at various locations from time to time for the purpose of public safety.

A recent spate of extremist activities in Mali and Cote D’Ivoire last Sunday in three hotels in the beach resort city of Grand-Bassam claimed 16 lives, while in January a similar attack at a hotel in Ouagadougou killed 28 people and injured 56.

In all the attacks which targeted foreign nationals, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility.

Ghana has since been on high security alert after the siege on its neighbours.

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