Derrick Oduro, Deputy minister for Defense
Derrick Oduro, Deputy minister for Defense

Deputy Minister of Defence, Major Retired Derrick Oduro has assured Ghanaians of their in spite of a terror warning issued to British nationals travelling to Ghana by the United Kingdom (UK).

According to Major Oduro, the country’s security apparatus is wide awake and firmly on the ground to quell any incident of a terrorist attack in Ghana.

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In spite of his assurance, the Deputy Minister of defence has also noted that Ghana was not a target for terrorists because as it is not engaged in any open confrontation with such groups hence there was no cause alarm.

“We are not fighting ISIS, Boko Haram or other terrorists groups. The security we are enjoying in Ghana is extraordinary. The nation is so much secured. We have no open confrontation with ISIS, Boko Haram and the rest. We are not their interest so there is no cause for alarm,” he indicated in Twi.

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Major Derrick Oduro was speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosi Sen Monday.

 The advice by the UK government which was published on June 7, 2019, had warned that “localised outbreaks of civil unrest can occur at short notice, and can become violent (sometimes involving weapons)”.

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The advice read: “If you’re in these areas, you should remain vigilant, exercise caution and follow the advice of local authorities. If this does happen, local police may impose curfews to contain the situation.

But Major Oduro, responding to the alert said it didn’t reflect the reality. He, however, noted that the security agencies take the alert very seriously and have already mapped out strategies to combat any such attacks.

Source: Abedu-Kennedy