The simulated scenario was to mimic a real live terrorist attack at a hotel resort at Nungua in the Greater Accra Region.
Speaking to the media after the exercise, the Director of Counter-Terrorism of National Security, Retired COP George Asiamah, said the exercise was part of numerous capacity building activities lined up to boost the morale of security personnel in the wake of terrorist attacks in neighbouring countries.
“It is a training exercise for all of us; the security agencies, the emergency, the general public and the media because the media was also even given some training on how to respond to terrorist activities.
“We told you that you [the media] are our allies,” COP George Asiamah added.
He also indicated that, several of such exercises will be rolled out to strengthen the agencies, and admonished the general public to report suspected cases of crime or terrorism to the security agencies.
Canada, UK issues terror attack alert in Ghana
The Canadian and US governments had recently issued terror alert to its citizens traveling to Ghana.
“There is a threat of terrorism. Terrorist targets could include shopping malls, government buildings, public areas such as bars, restaurants, hotels and sites frequented by Westerners. Be aware of your surroundings in public places,” a notice posted by the Canadian government in August added.
Man arrested for false terror alert at Accra Mall
The Ghana Police on November 3, 2017, arrested a 30-year-old suspect in connection with a false terrorist attack alert at the Accra Mall.
“The suspect was arrested in his hideout at Offinso in the Ashanti Region on 1st November, 2017, and is currently assisting Police in investigations,” the Police said in a statement.
By: Anass S. Seidu/citifmonline.com/Ghana