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Be aware of terrorist threats – ECOWAS representative urges Ghana

The Resident Representative of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Ghana, Mr Baba Gana Wakil, has encouraged Ghana to be ready at all occasions to “hinder any incursions” from neighboring countries in the wake of fear monger threat alert on the country.

Mr Wakil noticed that Ghana “is a splendid spot” in the sub-district for fear monger exercises given that its surrounding neighbors including Burkina Faso, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire have all been invaded by terrorists.

He offered the comments in an interview with the Daily Graphic when he drove a delegation to present Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) gear to the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) at the Burma Camp in Accra last Monday.

Commendation

Mr Wakil recognized Ghana for managing to keep terrorists at bay over the period in spite of being surrounded by countries with “high psychological oppressor exercises.”

He asked the nation to “continue doing what it has consistently been doing” to secure its limits against fear based oppressor invasion.

“Obscure to Ghanaians, Ghana is a brilliant spot in the sub-district with regards to psychological oppression. You are surrounded by neighbors where psychological oppressor exercises are high.

“In any case, some way or another, Ghana has figured out how to keep terrorists at bay. So whatever Ghana was doing to accomplish that, it ought to continue to get it done; to be ready at all occasions to hinder or forestall any incursions, particularly from Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo which are the immediate countries that as of now have high fear monger exercises.”

Mr Wakil indicated that the ECOWAS commission found focused on harmony and security issues as it was basic to the attainment of the ECOWAS integration plan.

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He gave a confirmation that the commission would continuously uphold security organizations to ensure the wellbeing and assurance of residents in the district.

Warning signals

Security specialists and experts have over the previous months been beating warning drums over the chance of terrorists extending their operations into Ghana following repeated instances of psychological oppressor attacks in neighboring Burkina Faso.

The warnings were intensified when another fear based oppressor attack in northern Burkina Faso last month prompted the killing of 160 regular folks – the deadliest attack since 2015.

The Government of Ghana has indicated that dependent on intelligence of potential fear monger exercises in the country, the government had augmented security at line areas, especially in the northern piece of the country.

Addressing the media last Sunday, the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, depicted the growing illegal intimidation and theft situation in the sub-locale as worrying and said the issue attracted a large part of the attention of Cabinet last end of the week when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo met with senior government officials.

“The Akufo-Addo administration has over the most recent four years buckled down by putting set up measures to guarantee our boundaries are protected from these attacks. Nonetheless, there is the need to do more and we need to guarantee the Ghanaian public that we will fix measures to guarantee the security of individuals,” the minister said.

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