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We are ready to take on terrorist groups – Stephen Yakubu

We are ready to take on terrorist groups – Stephen Yakubu

According to the Upper East Regional Minister, the Region is fully prepared to deal with terrorist organizations if they attempt to stage attacks.

Stephen Yakubu, Chairman of the Regional Security Council, told JoyNews that the government has adequately armed the region with the necessary logistics to combat any such attack.

“You know, in the region, we had about 22 small armored vehicles. I don’t want to say too much about what we’ve done, but we have a lot of logistics coming into the region,” he assured.

His remarks follow a warning from the National Security Secretariat that terrorist groups may be operating from the mountainous areas of the Upper East Region, and that the police and military should be on high alert.

In response, Mr Yakubu stated that security in the Upper East Region is ready for any insurgency and that he is pleased with the level of preparedness.

“We’re doing great,” he said, “trying to secure our borders, which we’ve been doing for a long time.”

“So far, we have had no incursions of terrorists into our region.” All we know is that they are getting closer and closer and that we must sit up, for which we are prepared and have been preparing for a long time.”

Meanwhile, Adib Saani, a security analyst, has warned that there may be spies in Ghana’s national security architecture who are informing terrorists.

The activities of the moles, he claims, are impeding the country’s efforts to prevent terrorist attacks.

“I suspect there are enemies within, and they need to investigate and find out who leaked this information because it is not supposed to be public.”

According to the security analyst, if those moles are not removed, the fight against terrorism will fail.

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He advised that “information should be encrypted and sent through secured services” going forward.

“…and what we need to do now is look into how information that was ordered just yesterday ended up in the public domain by the end of the day [Friday]?” he asked.

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