President Akufo-Addo has asked the United States to assist countries in the West African sub-region to fight jihadists who have spilled over from Iraq and other war-torn countries.
The President asked for help in a meeting with US Vice President, Kamala Harris at the White House in Washington DC.
“Many of those who are leading the Jihadists insurrection in West Africa are the people who came from Iraq after they were driven out from Iraq. So I think there is some information here that can assist us,” the Ghanaian President pleaded.
The President asked that the help come in the form of assistance, especially intelligence cooperation, rather than in the form of the US deploying its troops to the sub-region.
Jihadists have been flooding West Africa from middle Eastern countries and troubled Islamic states on the continent as well.
Experts have warned West Africa is the next terror stronghold after they were flushed out of other countries.
Already, Ghana’s immediate neighbor, Burkina Faso, has been confronted with terror attacks in recent times with the country’s national security authorities engaging Ghana over possible spillover.