The Defence minister, Dominic Nitiwul has said that Ghana has always been a target of terrorist attacks for many years now.
According to him, there has been a southward drift of terrorism activities towards the country since 2013.
Speaking to Beatrice Adu on the sidelines of the launch of a national security campaign dubbed “See something, say something” to educate the citizenry to report any suspicious activities related to terrorism to the security agencies on Tuesday (24 May), Nitiwul said, “the general view is that Ghana has always been a target [of terrorist attacks] for a very long time now. And since 2013, there has been a southward drift towards our country. Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Ivory Coast; are the coastal countries that have always been targeted, it’s not just Ghana alone.”
“Unfortunately for them, they’ve entered into those countries and it’s just Ghana alone that we’ve managed to hold them till date. So, it’s something that we need to galvanise the entire society to let them be part of the efforts.
“The security is on top of their game, but they [citizens] have to be part of the efforts to ensure that we do not allow even any incident on our soil,” he said.