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Terrorism Threat; Go Beyond The Caution, Tell Ghanaians What They Need To Do - Adib Saani

The military hierarchy is being urged to go beyond issuing public warnings about looming terrorists attack and tell Ghanaians the exact things they should do in the event of a terrorist strike.

Adib Saani, a security analyst, says the military needs to help the civilian population with adequate information on what to do.

I am completely surprised that to date, they have not released any pointers and guideless, except asking the public to be cautious.

What should the person do to be cautious, what should they look out for and in case of emergency, what are they supposed to do?

These are things the military should be sensitizing the people on.” Deputy Defence Minister, Kofi Amankwa-Manu, says every Ghanaian has a part to play to shield the country from any terrorist strike.

He said it was going to take a combined effort to stop any terrorist, jihadist or extremist from carrying out a terrorist attack in the country.

Amankwa-Manu underlined the need for people to be more security conscious and to be quick to alert the security agencies – police, soldiers, prison officers, fire service, immigration officers, to any suspicious persons, strange objects and bags left unattended at banking halls and other places.

The West Africa Centre for Counter-Extremism has warned that Ghana is at high risk of terrorist attack.

The West Africa Centre for Counter-Extremism in its latest report said threats of extremism were drifting towards the coastal countries from the Sahel region and that Ghana could not be spared considering the happenings in the neighbouring states.

The report makes a reference to the pockets of political and social unrest in parts of the sub-region to underline its’ conclusion that extremist attack in the country, like a ticking bomb was only waiting to go off -explode.

Ghanaians have been urged to be on a lookout for these bandits and other suspicious movements.

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