Ghana tightens border security over terror alert

Ghana tightens border security over terror alert

- Defense ministry has declared Ghana “unsafe” against terrorism

- Government is currently deploying more security officials in the wake of the terror alert

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Ghana is a peaceful country but this can never be a guarantee against possible terror attacks, the defense minister has revealed on the floor of parliament.

Ghana tightens border security as over terror alert

Dominic Ntiwul is the minister for defence

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Dominic Nitiwul says the country’s terror alert has been raised over the past months following threats of terrorism across the world. According to him, government is currently putting in place measures to ensure that the country’s frontiers are well equipped with security gadgets that could detect possible weapons of destruction.

The defense minister minced no words in Parliament when he confessed that, “Ghana is not as safe as we think”.

Speaking on the practical ways by which Ghana could be safeguarded from the ills of global terrorism, the defense minister assured that government will be deploying more members of the anti-terrorist task-force at vantage places in the country so as to arrest any case of attack.

The concern raised by the defense minister follows past terrorist attacks in Ivory Coast and Kenya. Nigeria is also battling with the puzzle of the Boko Haram militant group as millions of lives along the Northern belt of the country remains at high risk of attack.

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Dominic Ntiwul’s concern follows a recent warning by the minister in charge of national security, Albert Kan-Dapaah, who warned of impending terrorist attacks against the country if cases of cybercrime are not tackled head on.

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