Terror alert How Ghanaians view the terror alerts

The real threat of a terror attack on Ghana has not appeared to shake those who are the target, as Alice Adu find.

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Ghanaians spoken to after a security alert was revealed that said Ghana was a next target for terrorists seem unflustered by the threat.


The security alert statement, seen by Pulse and sent to all Ghana's security agencies dated April 9 2016, 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.

Ghana is a target 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.”

The Council said based on intelligence from other agencies, it has every reason to believe that countries including Ghana is at risk, but a cross section of Ghanaians Pulse.com.gh spoke to seem ignorant about the terror alert.

The terror alert was released days after T.B Joshua prophesied Ghana and Nigeria would both be attacked by terrorists.

Mr Bukari, a Muslim from Nima had not heard about the alert.

“I don’t see any possibility, Ghana is a peaceful country and against barbaric activities so we should continue to pray for peace,” he said.

Another interviewee also disclosed that she was amazed at the question as she had not heard  the news. “Oh God have mercy on us and forgive us our sins,” she said.

Those spoken to who had heard about the terror alert were terrified and called on security agencies to be on high alert to avert any attack

A military person disclosed that ”the military high command is fully aware of the possible attack and measures such are in place to deal with the situation….remember that the president has not raised the alert status of the country and in view of that the military cannot act outside that.”

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