Date: February 26, 2020
The rank and file of the security apparatus manning borders towns have been urged to work closely together to avoid cracks within the military, police, immigration, customs, and the fire service.
This was expressed by Mr. Kan Dapaah, minister for national security who paid a day working visit to Tumu today 25th February 2020 interact with the military detachment based in Tumu codenamed “operation conquered fist” and other frontline security personnel.
“Avoid professional jealousy amongst yourselves and work together by collaborating to secure the peace of the country”.
The minister added that anywhere in the world Ghanaian security officers are regarded among the best and this is the time for them to put their experience on a bear, now that the threat is closed to our own country, demonstrate what you have done in other countries”.
The minister said further that the possibility to attack is there and therefore expect the security agencies “to put up the best intelligence ever to avoid any form of attack in the whole of the country”.
He assured the troupes of government commitment to providing all the resources and logistical needs to help them do their work.
Mr. Dapaah “congratulated the operation ‘conquered fist’ for the able manner they have patrolled the area against extremist attacks and appealed to the Sissala East assembly to continue to offer the support being extended to the detachment”.
The minister promised to continue to visit the area more regularly to interact with the men on the ground but quickly appealed to communities around the border “to identify and report individuals who might want to use the challenging situation in some of the communities to radicalize them to attack others as a form of getting their concerns addressed.
The Municipal Chief Executive Mr. Karim Nanyua ‘appealed to the security minister to work on the bridge between Kunchokor to Wuru which becomes impassable during the rainy season as well as improve easier access to communication among communities in the municipality.
The minister was accompanied by Mr. Henry Quartey, Deputy national security minister. Gen Moses Aryee, GOC Northern Command, Mr. Ben Dere, Director of National security, Mr. Mawutor Director national security. The rest were; Flt Lt Agbenovi. Air Liaison Officer, Lt Col Adum-Atta-Joint task force commander “Operation conquered fist”, and Supt Mohammed Adam, deputy commander, “operation conquered fist”
The helicopter which landed at the Kanton Senior High School in Tumu around 1205hours left Tumu 1405hours to Hamile.