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Terror alert: Police assures public of safety

The Ghana Police Service has said it has “put adequate measures in place to forestall any terrorist attacks or disturbances” through a joint collaboration with other security agencies.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Cephas Arthur.

The statement, released on Monday, 11 April, is to assure the public of adequate measures against any attacks on the country in the wake of the latest prophecy by renowned Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua on Sunday April 10.

He told his congregation during a sermon at the Synagogue Church of All Nations: “I am seeing Thursday, Friday, Saturday – if I may say Thursday – because these evil people they are very funny. Anything can just happen. You will be very shocked to see what will happen, because when the prayer is going in this direction they [attackers] change [to another] direction.”

But the police indicate that: “All the requisite operational strategies, including intelligence gathering and tactical deployment of personnel, have been unfolded to nip any breach of the peace in the bud.”

The police further entreated the public “to be vigilant and report any suspicious parcels or items left at public places and other vantage points, or questionable characters to the Police for the necessary action”.

Below is the full statement:

REMAIN CALM, POLICE URGES PUBLIC

The Ghana Police Service wishes to urge the general public to remain calm in the wake of terrorist attack prophesy by the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T.B. Joshua.

Consequently, the Police Administration hereby assures the public that the security agencies have jointly put adequate measures in place to forestall any terrorist attacks or disturbances. All the requisite operational strategies, including intelligence gathering and tactical deployment of personnel have been unfolded to nib any breach of the peace in the bud.

In view of this, the Police is seeking the co-operation of the general public in the fight against the scourge of terrorism and other violent crimes. The public is, therefore, implored to bear with the Police any inconveniences efforts to deal with the situation may cause.

Meanwhile, members of the public are also entreated to be vigilant, and report any suspicious parcels or items left at public places and other vantage points, or questionable characters to the Police for the necessary action.

The Police can be reached on the following emergency lines in case of any information relevant to crime combat:

◈ MTN and Vodafone Shortcode – 18555
◈ All Networks – 191 or 0302773906

Once again the Police wishes to assure the public that we are on top of the security situation in the country.

SGND.
DIRECTOR/PUBLIC AFFAIRS
[CEPHAS ARTHUR] SUPERINTENDANT OF POLICE

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