Ghana’s national security sources have confirmed that a possible terrorist attack on the country is real, following the confessions of a Malian terrorist who is being interrogated as the brain behind the Grand Bassam attacks in Cote D’Ivoire.
The suspect is being investigated by the Ivorian security agencies for terrorism.
In a security alert sent to all the country’s security agencies dated April 9 2016, a copy of which is available to Citi News, it said “Intelligence gathered by the National Security Council (NSCS), indicates a possible terrorist attack on the country is real.”
According to the report, Ghana and Togo are the next targets after the attacks in Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire. The choice of Ghana according to the report is to take away the perception that only francophone countries are the target.
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.”
“They enter through approved and unapproved entry points. In the Ivorian attacks they reportedly entered from Mali using Niger register 4×4 vehicle. They reportedly concealed their weapons and grenade in the vehicles compartment for spare tyres, padded with cushions and bubbled wraps to keep them stable and prevent noise.”
Following the real threat of the attack based on the information from Cote D’Ivoire; Ghana’s National Security has directed all controls, especially the Northern Borders with Burkina Faso to be extra vigilant.
The statement asked all security agencies to treat the instructions as important.
TB Joshua prays for Ghana, Nigeria over looming terror attacks
The security alert statement dated April 9th was followed by a prophecy by the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T.B Joshua, predicting a possible terrorist attack on Ghana and Nigeria.
The renowned prophet, who gave the prophecy during a Sunday service on April 10 broadcast live on his Emmanuel TV channel, thus asked his congregation to pray for the two nations in a bid to forestall such plans by the enemy.
Terrorists targeting West Africa, Ghana at risk
TB Joshua’s prophesy comes on the back of a similar terror alert issued by the National Security Council in March, which said countries within the West African sub-region are at risk.
The Council said based on intelligence from other agencies, it has every reason to believe that countries including Ghana is at risk.
“The National Security Council on the basis of briefings by the intelligence agencies and partners has determined that there is a credible terrorists’ threat to all countries in the sub-region.”
Already there have been attacks in Mali, Cote D’Ivoire and Burkina Faso.
By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana