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Ghana Enhances Readiness to Counter Terrorism Efforts

Mr Dominic Nitiwul, the Minister of Defence, has assured Ghanaians of Ghana Armed Forces’ readiness to counter terrorist threats on the state to ensure the safety of the citizenry.

Mr Nitiwul said the Forces was determined to adhere to its constitutional mandate of protecting by land, sea and air as the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country against internal and external aggression to ensure peace and stability within the sub-region.

The Minister said this on Sunday at a simulation counter-terrorism exercise christened: “Operation Sea Hawk” conducted at the premises of the Nungua Junction Mall by the Ghana Navy.

It was in line with the directives of the Chief of Naval Staff with the National Security agenda of, “See Something, Say Something.”

The “See Something, Say Something” campaign is to educate the citizenry to report any suspicious activities related to terrorism to the security agencies to help deal with the terrorists’ threat in the West African sub-region.

The exercise, “Operation Sea Hawk” scenario entailed an assault by the Special Boat Squadron (SBS), on a meeting involving two organised crime leaders of the ‘Titanic Bombers’ in the mall conference room 50 meters to the left of the VIP stand.