- Deputy Defense Minister Oduro has contradicted North Tongu MP on risks of terror attacks in Ghana
- He says terrorist organizations don't consider Ghana as an enemy
Deputy Minister of Defense, Major Derrick Oduro, has contradicted Hon Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa regarding the latter's statement that Ghana is in danger of a terrorist attack.
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Deputy Defense Minister (Rtd) Major Derrick Oduro related that Ghana is at no risk of being attacked by terrorists. Deputy Minister Oduro stated that terrorist wouldn't want to attack Ghana because they're aware that Ghana is a peace state.
According to the former Ghana Armed Forces member and current Deputy Minister, regardless of the fact that Ghana has received two suspected terrorists into it's borders, terrorist organizations area aware Ghana is a generally peaceful nation.
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The Deputy Minister related that Ghana has not entered into any alliance or group that aims towards dealing with terrorist groups. Speaking on Ultimate FM, a radio station based out of Kumasi, Deputy Minister Oduro related that Ghana's lack of involvement in anti-terror coalitions puts it in a place where terrorist groups would not regard Ghana as an enemy.
"So they also do not see us as their enemy like America and those countries which are not in their good books”, he said.
The Deputy Minister also pointed out that Ghana had also been free of terror attacks due to the vigilance of its security services. He pointed out that terror attacks have occurred in Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast but although Ghana was pegged to be the next victim, no attack has occurred.
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