There is no country in the world that is safe from terrorist attacks and international collaborations on security are key in order to tackle the menace, President John Dramani Mahama has said.
President Mahama stated this while addressing a gathering of world leaders on Wednesday, September 21, at the 71st UN Assembly currently ongoing in New York, USA.
Lamenting the activities of Boko Haram and other terrorist organisations, he revealed that he was saddened by the many lives lost and the millions displaced in various parts of Nigeria and Chad.
“No part of the world is safe… Attacks in Mali, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire show that all our countries are at risk. Terrorism is currently one of the greatest threats to world peace and security today,” he maintained.
He was of the view that world leaders “cannot be under any illusion to the imminent threat to all of us even as we go about our daily activities”.
He also indicated that the solution to curbing the situation would not be to shut the country to foreigners because many have genuine cause for visiting for tourism, business and also for sanctuary as refugees.
He said keeping foreigners out of any country is what “the terrorist will want us to do to instil fear and panic”.
He assured that Ghana stands in solidarity with all countries that have experienced terrorism recently and insisted that world leaders “must not give in to them”, adding: “Terrorists cannot win, they must not win, and will not win.”
Source :radioxyzonline. com