British citizens living in Ghana have been advised to be vigilant as terrorists are likely to carry out attacks in the country
An alert issued by the United Kingdom government said localised outbreaks of civil unrest can occur at short notice and can become violent. It added that the attacks could be indiscriminate, including places visited by foreigners.
“Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Ghana. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.Terrorist groups associated with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Islamic State of Libya and Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) present a threat in the region.
These groups have demonstrated capability and intent by mounting attacks against security forces and civilians in several countries, most recently in Burkina Faso and Mali. “While there have been no recent attacks in Ghana, you should remain vigilant, particularly in northern border areas and in busy public locations (including beach resorts, hotels, cafes, restaurants and places of worship) across the country,” the alerted on the UK government website stated.
The caution comes after a similar warning was issued by the Canadian authorities following the kidnapping of two of its citizens.