Terrorism Fears Mahama bashes national security over 'leaked' terror alert

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.”

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President John Mahama has criticized the national security apparatus for bringing into the public domain what he calls a detailed security intelligence on possible terrorists attack on the country.

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.”

RELATED: 'Terrorist' confirms planned attack on Ghana

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.”

RELATED: Terror statement not for public consumption - GIS

But, speaking on Koforidua-based Sunrise FM during his ‘Accounting to the People tour,’ President Mahama said it is unfortunate that the internal memo was leaked. He however urged the public to remain calm and not panic.

“Unfortunately, in the signal that went to the regional security councils, whoever wrote it indicated the intelligence that National Security was dealing with and I think that was not necessary. You didn’t need to put the Intel in there, you just needed to send a directive asking for alertness.

“I think that we must deal with this without creating panic amongst our people and that is why the stories we see in the papers today are most unfortunate," he said.

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