Election 2016 Fuel stations may come under attack on Dec 7 - COPEC warns

Mr Duncan Amoah, the Executive Director of COPEC said there is credible intelligence on the ground that some people would not mind blowing up fuel stations in protest and hence security agencies must be on the alert.

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The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers of Ghana (COPEC) has warned that some “rascals” may attempt attacking fuel stations across the country if election results do not go in their favour during and after the polls.

Mr Duncan Amoah, the Executive Director of COPEC said there is credible intelligence on the ground that some people would not mind blowing up fuel stations in protest and hence security agencies must be on the alert.

“This time round, we should not only focus on polling stations; we should not only focus on security installations, fuel stations can also come under attack if care is not taken...we need to only raise alert for security agencies not to lose sight of these fuel stations. A couple of fuel stations are cited sometimes deep into residential spaces and so you could imagine if one should blow up, what it would cause all of us,” he said.

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He believed that even though many of the fuel stations would have their own private security that should not prevent national security including the police and the army from paying attention to these stations.

“...Most of the polling stations that you will drive to will have some private security personnel, but we are saying that on the scale of what we are seeing on the ground, we wish that the state will not turn its back completely on these stations,” he said on TV3 news.

Mr Amoah further called on managers and attendants of fuel stations to play close attention to their surroundings during this election period.

“We have also cautioned fuel station attendants that should you recognise or see any suspicious character...he is neither coming to buy fuel or coming to do any meaningful business please draw the attention of either your private security or any of the state securities that this is what you suspect,” he advised.

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