Member of Parliament for the Ofoase-Ayirebi Constituency, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who double as Information Minister has disclosed that the issue of increasing rate of piracy and terrorism along our northern borders and on the Gulf of Guinea.
The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians in nearby countries such as, Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Northern Nigeria is on increases size. He revealed that two Journalist were killed in Burkina Faso in the month of April and one month after 30 people were also killed on May 3, 2021.
In addition, between the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso border military and policemen murdered and again 160 people also killed. The practice of attacking and robbing ships at the sea on the Gulf of Guinea is becoming alarming.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Hello FM, Monday July 19, 2021, said these people have find their ways into the country and influenced some of the citizens. He urged Ghanaians that whenever they see someone unknown mobilizing people within our towns, villages, districts, cities, inform the security.
If we recalled "Bukom Haram" in Nigeria and Burkina Faso, half of the country has been taken by these terrorists, so we should create awareness among ourselves. The first step to improve security is awareness.
"There is a need for Government and citizens to collaborate to ensure that we safeguard the peace we have and protect the state from any foreign insurgency". He stated.
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