Terrorism awareness: Immigration Service intensifies security on Northern, Eastern, Western borders

The head of public affairs at the Ghana Immigration Service, Superintendent Michael Amoako-Atta, said the GIS has taken up the core responsibility sensitising Ghanaians on the dangers terrorists pose to the country

The Ghana Immigration Service has deployed more personnel to safeguard the Northern, Eastern and Western borders of the country in an effort to prevent an influx of terrorists into Ghana. 

The head of public affairs of the Ghana Immigration Service, Superintendent Michael Amoako-Atta, said the GIS has assumed core responsibility for sensitising Ghanaians to the dangers that terrorists pose.

“For us [with the GIS] we also have heighten our alertness by engaging or deploying more boarder patrol officers to the Northern boarders and also to the Eastern and Western,” Superintendent Amoako-Atta said.

He was speaking at a terrorism awareness-raising event at Academic City University College in Accra on Wednesday (27 July 2022).

“One critical thing that we are doing to ensure throughout our borders that we do not get miscreants or terrorists from entering is engaging the other community residents,” Amoako-Atta said.

“And sensitising them on the dangers of aiding people to use unapproved roots to enter the country,” he said, “because you wouldn’t know how to profile someone that may be entering the country through unapproved means.

“So we are engaging them and letting them know that there’s that threat of bringing in an undocumented migrant or someone trying to use unapproved borders, maybe for a fee.”

Listen to Superintendent Amoako-Atta speaking at Academic City in the audio clip attached below:


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