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Ghana: Security officers flee as terrorist activities in Burkina Faso spillover

– – Some security officers in Ghana have reportedly fled their border posts due to a spillover of terrorist activities from Burkina Faso. One of the border communities which has experienced a spillover of terrorists’ activities is Sapeliga in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region. Local media reports that the situation has compelled unarmed security personnel to… Read More
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Ghana on high alert over reported movement of suspected terrorists

– – Security agencies in Ghana have been placed on high alert following the reported movement of some suspected terrorists into the West African country. The country’s Ministry of National Security has notified the Ghana Armed Forces and the Ghana Police Service of suspicious movement of some group of persons at Garu, Bunpurugu and Nanpanduri in the North East Region.… Read More
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At least 50 worshippers in Nigeria killed by gunmen

– – Gunmen on Sunday stormed a catholic church in Nigeria’s Ondo state killing at least 50 people and injuring several others. Local media reported that the attack on the worshippers took place during a mass service. They had fired at worshippers and detonated explosives at the church. Those killed included women and children. The identity and motive of the… Read More
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170 suspected terrorists arrested at Ghana-Togo border

Over 170 suspected criminals and terrorists have been arrested in a swoop near the Ghana -Togo border. The joint operation named Koudanlgou III was simultaneously carried along the borders of Ghana and Togo and selected areas within their national territories. Officials said it was aimed at clamping down on the activities of criminals and suspected terrorists groups. “The exercise is aimed at preventing terrorist… Read More
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How a TV program stopped a Ghanaian from joining IS

26-year old Yakubu Imoro as he wants to be called to protect his identity is from Northern Ghana. In 2015, just aged 22 he accepted to join the extremist group, Islamic State in Syria. His recruitment was done online via Facebook just after completing high school and unable to secure a job. Imoro revealed that he was promised an unspecified… Read More
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Nigeria declares Shiite Muslim group a terrorist organisation

Nigeria has now declared the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also referred to as “Shiites” a terrorist organisation. A court in Nigeria on Friday gave the government the approval to label the group as a terrorist organization after series of deadly protest by its members. The protests last week also resulted in the death of a senior police officer in… Read More