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Threat of terrorism on Ghana real – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings says the threat of potential terrorist attacks against Ghana is real and behoves both the military, whose duty it is to defend the territorial integrity of the country, and citizens in border towns to stay alert to the threat.

In a statement issued on his behalf by the Communication Directorate of his office, Rawlings said “Ghanaians can no longer procrastinate on the matter of terrorism and assume we are insulated from the reality,” adding that “The time has come for heightened vigilance by every Ghanaian as we enter a vulnerable period leading up to the December Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

“The former President draws attention to multi-terrorist attacks in neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire that led to the killing of several soldiers and gendarmes early last month, and says Burkina Faso has also become a hub of terrorist activity over the past few years with hundreds killed in recurring attacks across the country.

Rawlings said inhabitants of especially Ghana’s border communities need to remain extra vigilant and observant to avoid any such terrorist attacks.


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