- Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is calling on government to intensify anti-terrorist security in the country
- The MP warns that the recent attack in Burkina Faso should serve as a warning to Ghana
NDC's Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who also doubles as a member of parliament's committee on foreign affairs has re-emphasized the call for Ghana to be extra vigilant against terror attacks.
Okudzeto Ablakwa who earlier raised alarm over some European countries blacklisting Ghana as a potential terror target has warned that recent developments in Burkina Faso should send a warning signal to government.
In an opinion letter, the legislator makes the case that Ghana is not safe and that terrorist attacks could strike any moment soon.
“It is better to be sincere, vigilant and prepared than to be taken by surprise. Pathetic attacks on those who urge vigilance and action serve no useful purpose,” he writes.
The terrorist attack in Burkina Faso happened when some gun men randomly shot at customers who were stationed in a restaurant - a development killing 17 civilians.
So far, officials of all European countries have debunked claims of Ghana being blacklisted as they it was a routine warning they always issue to citizens.
But Defence Minister Domnic Nitiwul has also said Ghana remains vulnerable to the threat of terror attacks despite indications the country is safe hence the need for anti-terrorist surveillance to intensify.
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