Sep 03, 2012 at 10:38am
Security officials urged to be alert on Al-Qaeda threat
The Executive Director of West African Network for Peace Building, Emmanuel Bombande has reiterated the need for the country's security to be on high alert with the emergence of this new threat issued by Al-Qaeda.
He said the threat should be taken seriously.
Mr Bombande was speaking on GTV's Current Affairs Programme “Talking Point” on the topic Ghana and al-Qaeda threat.
He said al-Qaeda is good at sending signals though they are mostly open ended, they should be the type of signals government security can source and put the country’s security on high alert.
A Conflict Resolution Expert, Ken Ahorsu said the reason why Ghana is being targeted is because it is becoming a very westernized nation with investment in oil industries and other sectors.
These factors make Ghana a target and called on security officials to put things in place to avert any bad situation.
He said though the country may not have all the needed technology to see these attacks coming, the threat is enough to put it on its toes.
The third panelist Austine Gamey who is a Conflict Mediator said if a nation is not vigilant enough, no matter its preparation, it creates space for terrorists to operate.
He said Ghana's sharing of border with Mali makes her vulnerable.