Ghana’s National Security is cautioning churches against possible attacks due to the activities of terrorist groups in neighbouring West African countries.
The National Security said though measures have been instituted to forestall these attacks, however, the churches must also be on alert.
The measures instituted include installation of Closed-Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) in churches, as well as engaging the services of accredited private security agencies.
According to a statement it issued on Friday, May 13, in view of the growing threats of terrorism from the subregion and the expansionist drive of terrorist groups towards Coastal West African states, with a renewed modus operandi of targeting public gatherings including places of worship, precautional measures were taken by all stakeholders.
It would be recalled that a report released by the West Africa Centre for Counter Extremism (WACCE) recently said Ghana has managed so far to stay safe from terrorist attacks on home soil, even though the country has been so close to terrorism.
The report said, more than 13 Ghanaians were believed to have travelled to fight with terrorist groups since 2015.
Up to twenty three (23) others have also been dissuaded from leaving to join extremist groups.