Ghana Immigration Terror statement not for public consumption - GIS

A security alert sent to all Ghana's security agencies dated April 9 2016, and seen by Pulse.com.gh said “Intelligence gathered by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), indicates a possible terrorist attack on the country is real.”

  • Published:
Head of Public Affairs of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Francis Palmdeti play

Head of Public Affairs of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Francis Palmdeti

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Ghana Immigration Service has expressed dissatisfaction with the latest terror alert statement indicating potential attacks on Ghana by terrorists was not intended for the public.

According to the public relations officer of the GIS Francis Palmdeti, the alert was leaked and not meant for public consumption.

RELATED: 'Terrorist' confirms planned attack on Ghana

A security alert sent to all Ghana's security agencies dated April 9 2016, and seen by Pulse.com.gh said “Intelligence gathered by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), indicates a possible terrorist attack on the country is real.”

Ghana and Togo are the next targets after the attacks in Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire, the report said.

 The choice of Ghana is to take away the perception that only francophone countries are targeted.

The Ivorian security agencies investigating the attack on the Grand Bassam, gathered that the terrorists “mode of entry into countries with their explosives and weapons is through concealment.”

“They enter through approved and unapproved entry points. In the Ivorian attacks they reportedly entered from Mali using Niger registered 4×4 vehicle. They reportedly concealed their weapons and grenade in the vehicles compartment for a spare tyre, padded with cushions and bubbled wraps to keep them stable and prevent noise," the statement added.

But, responding to the statement, Mr. Palmdeti said the way the media handled the document was rather unfortunate.

"What I can tell you is that we usually send internal memos to our various controls as and when the need arises. And if it is a memo it means it is an internal documentation meant for officers or therefore meant for a  particular people and therefore it is not a document meant for public consumption. With this particular document, I'm unable to confirm or deny the content of it. What I would say is that we take terrorist activities very seriously as a body...and so regularly memos are sent out to our controls to be vigilant," he told Accra-based Citi FM.

Mr. Palmdeti however assured the public as his outfit is working hand in hand with other security agencies, with border patrol personnel doing 27 patrols.

The terror alert statement also asked all security agencies to treat the instructions as important calling for thorough profiling of all people coming from high risk countries, including Mali, Libya and Niger.

Mr. Palmdeti was however quick to add that "Our  duty is to ensure that anybody coming to this country is a person who is liable as it where, so we are not limiting our vigilance towards a particular group of nationals."

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Disaster 10 heartbreaking pictures of Sierra Leone's mudslide disasterbullet
2 Accra vs Kumasi 6 pictures that perfectly capture the differences...bullet
3 Appointments Nana Addo appoints Sarkodie as EPA Executive Directorbullet
4 Volta Region FDA says Kpando residents knew consuming Pufferfish...bullet
5 NPP Government Akufo-Addo praises Bawumia’s “brilliance” and...bullet
6 Security in Ghana Fear of terrorism spreads in Paga, Upper Eastbullet
7 Collapse of Capital Bank Pastor Otabil says the last week...bullet
8 Car Towing Government throws out mandatory tow levy policybullet
9 Corruption? Ghana Immigration Service pays ghost workers...bullet
10 Killer Fish Kpando Assembly bans Pufferfish following...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Galamsey operator weeps as taskforce burn excavatorsbullet
2 Illegal Mining Anti-galamsey taskforce goes wild; burns excavatorsbullet
3 The history behind Abbosey Okai the spare parts hub in Accrabullet
4 Shocking Nurse confesses to killing 175 people a weekbullet
5 Lynched Soldier Listen to the man who hit Capt. Mahama's head...bullet
6 Watch Video I lick my wife before going to preach - Kumchacha...bullet
7 Prophecy Hundreds will die in floods in 2017 – Prophet revealsbullet
8 Video Metro Mass bus catches fire on Cape Coast-Kasoa highwaybullet
9 Video Four suspects arrested for Captain Mahama's deathbullet
10 Capt. Mahama's Death The account of this 10-year-old...bullet

News