General News of Sunday, 23 June 2019
Chief Superintendent Raymond Adofiem, Head of the Counter Terrorism Unit of Ghana Police Service has cautioned Ghanaians to be security conscious in the wake of recent terrorist threat in the West African sub-region.
He urged Ghanaians to report suspicious activities around their environments to the Security Agencies to ensure the safety of the citizenry.
Sup. Adofiem was speaking at the launch of the Advocacy for Anti-Terrorism Project in Accra.
The project is initiated by the Islamic Peace and Security Council (IPASEC) in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service and media partners.
It is aimed at educating and equipping the Ghanaian people with some knowledge of Anti Terrorism and to protect the peace and stability of the country.
He admonished the public to have faith in the various security agencies across the country.
“I am asking the public to have faith in the security services, comply with the law, stay away from violence and give information to these agencies to ensure that the country is safe and peaceful”.
The Chief Superintendent also cautioned the media against their reportage that propagates terrorist activities, adding that, “media reports have escalated terrorism activities and even thrown countries into wars.”
He called on the media to change their narrative on issues regarding terrorism and work with the various security agencies and stakeholders in the country to providing solutions to the problems of terrorism.
“Ghana is very peaceful and not under any territories threat and so people should allay their fears”.
Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, National Chief Imam in launching the project called on Ghanaians to embrace peace and support the security agencies in the country to ensure stability prevails across the country.
The Chief Imam said Ghana was blessed and urged Ghanaians to be tolerant with each other.