Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo has condemned Wednesday’s ghastly terror attack carried outside the House of Parliament in London.
Five people including a policeman have died, according to the police, and that investigators are working to look at associates of the suspect, Mark Rowley, Britain’s most senior counter terror police officer said late Wednesday.
Commiserating with the British people Thursday, Akufo-Addo said the attack was a “stark reminder of the threat terrorism poses to the world and the duty it imposes on us all to help combat this scourge.”
“I join the rest of the world in condemning the London terror attack, and sympathize with the families of the dead and wounded,” he tweeted.
The UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May condemning the attack said Wednesday that the location of the attack was no accident.
“The terrorists chose to strike at the heart of our capital city, where people of all nationalities, religions and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech.
“These streets of Westminster – home to the world’s oldest parliament – are engrained with a spirit of freedom that echoes in some of the furthest corners of the globe. And the values our parliament represents – democracy, freedom, human rights, the rule of law – command the admiration and respect of free people everywhere.
“That is why it is a target for those who reject those values.
“But let me make it clear today, as I have had cause to do before: any attempt to defeat those values through violence and terror is doomed to failure,” she noted.