The Ghana Immigration Service has revealed that the latest terror alert statement emphasizing potential attacks on Ghana by terrorists was not intended for the public.
According to the spokesperson of the GIS Francis Palmdeti, the alert was meant for the internal use of the various security agencies.
The leaked statement confirmed that terrorists are planning an attack on Ghana to defuse the notion that only francophone countries were susceptible to attacks by terrorists.
Portions of the leaked document read: “Intelligence gathered by the National Security Council (NSCS), indicates a possible terrorist attack on the country is real.”
The alert also stated that the terrorists enter a country with their explosives and weapons by concealing them.
“They enter through approved and unapproved entry points. In the Ivorian attacks they reportedly entered from Mali using Niger register 4×4 vehicle. They reportedly concealed their weapons and grenade in the vehicles compartment for spare tyres, padded with cushions and bubbled wraps to keep them stable and prevent noise”.
Responding to the statement, Mr. Palmdeti told Nii Arday Clegg on the Morning Starr that the immigration service is unhappy about the way the alert has been handled by the media.
“I’m not here to confirm or deny what is supposed to be in that alert. I was told it started on social media and later found its way into the mainstream media.
“That alert is an intended memo that has not been approved for public consumption. It is essentially for the usage of the security agencies and so we are not excited about the interpretations that have been put to it,” he stated.