Terrorist attack likely in Ghana – UK govt warns
The British Government has warned its nationals traveling to Ghana to take precautions because terrorists are likely to attack the West African nation.
In a travel advice posted on its website, the UK government also said localised civil unrest could happen in Ghana on short notice.
“Localised outbreaks of civil unrest can occur at short notice, and can become violent (sometimes involving weapons). If you’re in these areas, you should remain vigilant, exercise caution and follow the advice of local authorities. If this does happen, local police may impose curfews to contain the situation.
“Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Ghana. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners,” the government posted Gov.UK on Sunday June 9.
The statement also noted “Around 90,000 British nationals visit Ghana every year. While most visits are trouble-free, crime does occur. In recent years, reported crime has increased, particularly over the Christmas period. Criminal activity ranging from petty street crime, to violent crime can occur at any time. Take sensible precautions. Be particularly vigilant in public areas, and take care when travelling by road”
The development comes on the back of the kidnapping of two Canadians in Kumasi last week.
Meanwhile, the Police has said a powered investigative team is working to rescue the Canadians from their captors.