Ghana is In Danger From Attacks. The Deets Are Here

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has spoken about regional and international issues with the European Union’s top diplomat on Saturday October 28 in Accra.

At the meeting, Ghana got an armada of nearly 100 military vehicles from the European Union (EU).

Ghana, alongside Gulf of Guinea neighbors Togo, Benin and Ivory Coast, are progressively in danger from jihadi attacks unleashing havok in the Sahel.

“It is imperative to understand that no single country can confront the terrorist threat on its own. Collaborative efforts among nations facing this challenge and a critical support from partners such as the European Union who share our security concerns, remain crucial in mitigating the terrorist threat in the West African region”, Ghana’s president said.

The conveyance of the military vehicles is formally part of a support that would later include aerial surveillance equipment and electronic warfare systems.

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In a proclamation, the EU said the Ghana aid was part of a broader 616 million euros package to strengthen defence and security of the four coastal countries of the Gulf of Guinea.

While Ghana has not yet encountered any jihadist attack in its territory, Benin’s military say they have faced around 20 incursions from across the border since 2021. Togo has also suffered attacks on its northern frontier.

EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell said EU investment would also target job creation and services especially in northern Ghana where there are concerns jihadists seek to take advantage of socio-economic dissatisfaction.

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