The UK government has issued a travel advice to its citizens intending to travel to Ghana, saying they should be cautious of potential terrorist attacks.
According to British intelligence, Ghana is likely to face a terrorist attack soon. “Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners,” the advice said.
“Terrorist groups associated with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Islamic State of Libya and Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) present a threat in the region”, adding: “These groups have demonstrated capability and intent by mounting attacks against security forces and civilians in several countries, most recently in Burkina Faso and Mali”.
The Brits warn citizens not to take for granted the fact that no attack has yet been recorded in Ghana. “While there have been no recent attacks in Ghana, you should remain vigilant, particularly in northern border areas and in busy public locations (including beach resorts, hotels, cafes, restaurants and places of worship) across the country,” The British High Commission stated.
“There’s a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally, against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.”
Meanwhile, the British High Commission has also advised its nationals who are resident in Ghana to register with the National Identification Authority (NIA) and get a non-citizen Ghana card.