Some 50 personnel from the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Armed Forces have completed a 14-day counter terrorism intervention and post attack investigative skills training at the Police Headquarters on Friday, 27 April 2018.
The course which was sponsored by the French Embassy equipped the participants with the requisite skills and capacity to protect the public and infrastructure against any violence and terrorist attacks, Director-General of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, David Eklu, indicated in a statement.
The release added that the Director of the Counter Terrorism Unit of the National Security Council Secretariat, COP (rtd) Mr George Asiamah, has indicated that his office has outlined such multi-agency approach to counter any terrorist activity in the country. He also gave the assurance that the unit is constantly coordinating with the security agencies on likely terrorist activities in the country that might have an impact on the population.
Closing the ceremony, the Director-General in charge of Operations, DCOP Simon Afeku congratulated the participants for exhibiting capability and excellence to the admiration of observers.
He added that a lot of efforts are being made to educate the public, to build community intelligence, strengthen civil society security awareness and to educate the youth to prevent them from slipping into terrorist recruitment and other violent behaviours.