View Full Version : UK govt warns Ghana of an impending terrorist attack

27th September 2013, 03:31 AM
The UK government has issued a red alert, warning of an impending terrorist attack on Ghana due to the country’s involvement in peace-keeping operations abroad.

According to the UK government, “there is an underlying threat from terrorism "targeted at her citizens travelling to Ghana.

It further stated that the "attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by expatriates and foreign travellers.”

The looming danger is contained in statement posted on its website Thursday, September 26, 2013 to advise its nationals in Ghana.

It explained: “There is a possibility of retaliatory attacks in Ghana due to its participation in the intervention in Mali.”

Ghana, this year sent about 120 soldiers to join troops from France and other African countries to fight Islamist militants in Mali.

The warning is coming at a time when the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama is rallying fellow world leaders against terrorism, because the world, he told the UN General Assembly Thursday, cannot succumb to terrorists.

The statement also advised the about 70,000 British nationals who visit Ghana every year that even though most visits are trouble-free, violent crime can occur at any time.

The UK government also warned that “localised outbreaks of civil unrest can occur at short notice in the north of Ghana.”

The warning is coming on the back a recent terrorist attack at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Kenya capital, Nairobi last week Saturday.

At least 67 people, including a former chairman of Ghana’s Council of State and a renowned poet, Professor Kofi Awoonor, were killed by Islamist group al-Shabab.