UK’s terrorism caution not new; don’t be afraid, Ghana is safe-Deputy Minister

Deputy Defence Minister Major (Rtd) Oduro says the warnings given to nationals of UK and Canada over possible terrorist attacks are nothing new.

He said these countries and other foreign countries have on regular basis cautioned their nationals over these possibilities.

The minister gave the strongest assurance that the government was fully prepared to manage any threats of insecurity including terrorism our extremism.

The security agencies he said have prepared for any such acts and has admonished Ghanaians to report any suspicious acts in order for our security apparatus to manage them.

British citizens living in Ghana have been advised to be vigilant as terrorists are likely to carry out attacks in the country.

This was contained in a statement issued by the UK government.

The statement added that the attacks could be indiscriminate, including places visited by foreigners.

“Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Ghana. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. Terrorist groups associated with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the Islamic State of Libya and Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) present a threat in the region. These groups have demonstrated capability and intent by mounting attacks against security forces and civilians in several countries, most recently in Burkina Faso and Mali.

“While there have been no recent attacks in Ghana, you should remain vigilant, particularly in northern border areas and in busy public locations (including beach resorts, hotels, cafes, restaurants and places of worship) across the country,” the alerted on the UK government website stated.

The caution comes after a similar warning was issued by the Canadian authorities following the kidnapping of two of its citizens.

But The deputy minister has asked Ghanaians not be across since efforts were underway to prevent such occurrences.

He stressed on the news for citizens to be vigilant and give the police any information on suspicious characters.

He was speaking in an interview with Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.

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