Tight Security In Tamale And Bolga Over Potential Terrorist Attack

Tight security has been reinforced in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region and Tamale in the Northern Region following reports of a potential terrorist attack there.

Tight Security In Tamale And Bolga Over Potential Terrorist Attack

Tight security has been reinforced in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region and Tamale in the Northern Region following reports of a potential terrorist attack there.

Police in the Upper East Region had raised an alert that some suspected raider from Burkina Faso is planning to attack some parts of the country.

A police wireless message sighted warned that the hijackers have earmarked Bolgatanga and Tamale as their target, warning that the attack could take place any time soon.

According to the internal memo, the raiders who are in possession of military-grade weapons infiltrated the country at yet to be identified locations in the Northern Regions and are poised to launch the attack any moment from now.

All regional commanders have been directed to increase patrol to quell the attacks.

The statement has heightened tensions among residents in these areas.

Some residents around the Paga border in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region are sceptical about the preparedness of the security agencies and relevant authorities in the country to protect them against the threat.

But the Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, who doubles as the head of the Regional Security Council, assured that his office is on top of issues and will stop any potential attack.