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‘We Should Not Take Lightly The Threat Of Terrorism’ – Ablakwa Cautions Government



Ranking member on Parliament’s foreign Affairs committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has sounded a word of caution to government about the risk of terrorist attacks from militant groups such as Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda.

According to him, this is as a result of the international coverage of the Apiate explosion and the various security lapses that has been exposed to terrorists.

In a post on his social media timeline, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa noted that the chemical that resulted in the explosion is widely patronized by these terrorist groups.

He suggested that the coverage of the incident could inform terrorists that it is easy to access and transport such explosives inland.

This, the North Tongu MP believes makes the country a “soft target” for the terrorists groups.

“We should not take lightly the threat of terrorism not only around us but in close proximity. The explosive in issue is the most patronized by terrorists all over the world and it’s been so for many years — from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the 1998 East Africa US Embassy attacks in Kenya and Tanzania, 2003 Turkish bombings, all the way to the recent numerous violent extremist onslaughts carried out by Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in Nigeria, Cameroon, Mali, Algeria, Niger, Togo, Burkina Faso and other places.

“With the extent of international coverage the Apiate explosion attracted and continues to attract, we must all be deeply worried that if we don’t compel our government to act appropriately, the international terrorist ring may just see a soft target in Ghana on how to have easy access to or intercept in transit the dreaded ammonium nitrate — God forbid, in the mean time, let’s stop the pathetic window dressing and act right in our strategic national interest” he added.

Source: GhanaWeb

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