The Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, has urged Ghanaians to be alert and security conscious over terrorism attack to ensure the acts are dealt with head-on.
He said, the leadership within the West Africa sub-region including Ghana is putting in place all the measures to ensure the safety of its citizenry against the activities of terrorists in the region.
Dominic Nitiwul made the remarks at the Maritime Counter-terrorism Operational Readiness Exercise which was codenamed ‘Exercise Sea Hawk’. The exercise was conducted by the Ghana Navy with support from other security agencies in Accra on Sunday August 21, 2022.
The participated forces include; Ghana Air Force, Eastern Naval Command, Amour Regiment, Ghana Military Police, Explosive Ordinance Disposal team and Ghana Navy Aviation Cell.
“I want to appeal to Ghanaians to be security conscious to ensure that, they watch their surroundings, they take care of themselves and they realise that we are not in normal times,” the Minister urged.
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“Fifteen 15 years ago, we will not have been thinking and talking about terrorist attack activities but today we are.
“We are determined as leaders of West Africa to rid West Africa of the difficulties that we are facing today but until we do so, please join with the government, whether you are in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali or anywhere join your government to fight this terrorist menace.”
The exercise was aimed at testing the capability of the Special Boat Squadron (SBS) to work together with other stakeholders to respond to a Maritime-related counterterrorism scenario.