Border residents urged to be alert for terror suspects

Residents at border communities have been asked to improve their co-operation with security officials in a bid to stem infiltration of possible terrorists into the country.

The Ghana Immigration Service is set to enforce a law that requires information on foreigners using hotels and other entities.

Head of Public Affairs at the Immigration Service, Francis Palmdeti, said the enforcement of the law is aimed at safeguarding the country from any possible terrorist attack.

He said the Immigration Service’s collaboration with the residents is crucial for leads that could held the service apprehend potential terrorists.

“That kind of collaboration is the way forward. We cannot pretend to have all the knowledge or the expertise to deal with issues like terrorism. It will require the collaboration of all security services and border residents.

“Terrorism has no boundaries. We think with the happenings within our subregion we need to step up our security to a notch higher and that will require the coorperation the key stakeholders who have a role to play,” he said.

Ghana’s security agencies tightened security at the country’s borders following terror attacks on neighbouring Burkina Faso in January this year.

Security agencies say they have beefed up security at shopping malls, mosques, churches, and other public places.

At least 25 people were killed when al-Qaeda’s affiliates in West Africa launched a bloody assault on a hotel and a café in Ouagadougou.

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