The arrest was carried out on the Ghana/Togo frontier in an exercise codenamed Koudanlgou III, and it associated many segments of the stability program.
Following the procedure, the Nationwide Safety Ministry has issued a assertion outlining that the workout was aimed at stalling prepared terrorist functions in the nation.
“The work out is aimed at stopping terrorist pursuits, unlawful source extraction, drug trafficking, dealing in illicit arms, smuggling, amid other transnational crimes,” a assertion signed by Albert Kan-Dapaah, Countrywide Stability Minister, explained.
Unlicensed firearms, some of them locally made totalling 108, were seized all through the exercise.
Some firearms experienced their licences expired, the statement stated, including that unlawful miners, some of them foreigners, were being also arrested at ‘Dollar Power’, around Bole.
The workout, the assertion pointed out, stemmed from prior agreements under ‘the Accra initiative’ subsequent a meeting held between Ghana, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Benin in Accra in September 2017.
The assembly talked about methods and coordinated the initiatives of their stability and intelligence organizations to curb transnational crimes, which includes violent extremism.
Koudanlgou I & II had been organized in 2018 below the way of the Ministry of Countrywide Security and supported by the Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Immigration Services, Customs Division of the GRA, The Narcotics Regulate Board, Forestry Fee, Ghana National Fire Company, Ghana Nationwide Ambulance Company and other intelligence organizations.
According to the statement, the exercise is an intelligence-led operation and coated locations together the borders and selected details inside of fireplace areas in the northern enclave of Ghana of Northern, North East, Savannah, Upper East and West areas.
The work out is having area towards the backdrop of the secessionist pursuits in the Volta Area, main to a recent so-known as declaration of independence by a specific Charles Komi Korkordzi, aka Papavi.
By A.R. Gomda