“We Are Not Insulated From Those Attacks Therefore, We Think Ghanaians Should Be Aware”… – National Security Secretariat
The Ghana National Security Secretariat is urging Ghanaians to be extra vigilant since the nation is not immune to threats of terrorism.
The Secretariat however, added that the Security Agencies in the country are alert to combat any form of terrorism.
“We are not insulated from those attacks therefore, we think Ghanaians should be aware. Why are we involving Ghanaians? The nature of the threats is such that it is not conventional warfare, they don’t come in with the APCs and fighter jets, “ Deputy National Security Coordinator Edward Kweku Asomani disclosed at the meet the press series held at the Ministry of Information, on Sunday.
“They come in all forms, it could be your pastor in church, a cleric in the mosque, individuals coming in as CSOs purporting to do community work. That means that we all have to be vigilant. Also, we know that terrorists want access to sea, the nature of the various attacks we have all seen in the sub-region indicates that wherever they go, there is some form of mineral or natural resource there particularly gold” he continued to say.
“So the question therefore is, if they attack cities and towns in Burkina Faso that has gold deposits, clearly Ghana will be interested. We are clearly therefore a target that is why we are here today to seek support of Ghanaians” he went on to say.
The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah also indicated that it is prudent that Ghana gets prepare for any eventuality with regards to terrorism.
“Increasingly, intelligence report suggest that some Ghanaians have been involved in terrorist attacks in the Sahelian region. What this signal is that there has been the possible recruitment of Ghanaians by some of these terrorist groups in West African sub-region.”
He added that “Government is announcing that it has put its security and intelligence agencies on increased awareness following the increasing umber of terror threats and attacks and some worrisome intelligence report closer to our borders. As recently as the the 10th of May, 2022 in Togo, about 10 military persons died as a result of one such attacks.
Mr. Oppong Nkrumah also disclosed that the Ministry would on Tuesday, May 24,2022, launch a campaign for the public to report any form of terrorism activity which will seethe announcement of new emergency line, 999.
Source: Ghana Web