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Be rest assured but be alert; Army advises Ghanaians on terror threats – 


The Ghana Armed Forces want Ghanaians to have confidence in President John Mahama’s assurance that this country is in safe hands following fears of terror attacks.

Col Eric Aggrey Quarshie who speaks for the Armed Force told Joy News’ Joseph Opoku Gakpo, President Mahama has been briefed that there is no immediate threat to Ghana’s security.

The issue of the two Guantanamo Bay detainees, Bin Atef and Al Dhuby, Yemini nationals, being admitted in Ghana has sparked varied reactions in Ghana.

Security experts have warned Ghana’s decision to admit the ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees could expose Ghana to terrorism attacks.

A terrorist attack on a plush hotel in Burkina Faso which left more than 25 persons dead last Friday has further heightened the fears.

But the Ghana Armed Forces say the country is safe. “All of us should be rest assured that those who have been tasked with the integrity of the country are ready to do that.”

He, however, asked the public to be on the alert and volunteer information to security forces.

“If you see something in your locality, I don’t think you have soldiers in your locality, but if you get the information and you pass it to them then they will be able to come out with a clear picture of what is happening”.

He said when it comes to the threat of terrorist attacks, it is not enough to have a well-equipped military.

“In America when 9/11 came, with all their might, what did they do? And so an accident is an accident an incident is an incident.”

He said despite all the efforts by the Ghana Fire Service to encourage Ghanaians to prevent fire outbreaks, the menace still exists.

“What is it that the fire service is not doing? They are telling us everything with all their [logistics] but some of the fire comes in such a way that they are not able to help,” he stressed.

The Ghana Immigration Service says it has stepped up patrols along Ghana’s unapproved borders with Burkina Faso following terror attacks there.

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