Thursday, 3 August 2017

Canada warns of imminent terror attack on Ghana

Travel warnings from the Canadian embassy, the US and the UK, indicating imminent threats of terrorist attacks in the country has moved minority members in parliament to demand immediate action from government to assure the safety of the public.

The countries are pointing to an increase in pick pocketing, extortion from police officers at checkpoints and fraud in the West African country.
Canada for instance has warned its citizens travelling to Ghana of an imminent terror attack in Ghana.

“There is a threat of terrorism. Terrorist targets could include shopping malls, government buildings, public areas such as bars, restaurants, hotels and sites frequented by Westerners. Be aware of your surroundings in public places,” the alert issued by the Canadian High Commission stated.

Speaking to the media in parliament, minority spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa charged government to take immediate steps to assure safety of Ghanaians.

“I think that it is important for the Ghanaian government to respond to this, if there is a looming terrorist attack. If there is, how are citizens being alerted and what is being done to ensure that we are safe,” Hon. Ablakwa said.

Below is the alert issued by Canada

Safety and security

You should exercise a high degree of caution in Ghana and maintain a high level of security awareness at all times.

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