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Ghana beefs up security after Burkina Faso attack

Ghana beefs up security after Burkina Faso attack

Burkina Faso

Security at Ghana’s borders have been tightened following the weekend attacks in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

Armed gunmen on Friday attacked the Splendid Hotel killing at least 28 people.

Mark Woyongo, Ghana’s Interior Minister says extra security measures are in place at the country’s borders particularly in the northern parts which share boundaries with Burkina Faso.

Extra Police personnel are also to be deployed to churches, mosques and other public places.

Speaking on a local radio station in Accra, the Interior Minister said the weekend’s attack in Ouagadougou “came as a shock” and “it means we are all vulnerable”.

The Ghanaian government has meanwhile in a statement condemned the terror attacks in Ouagadougou and pledged to “enhance cooperation and work together” with Burkina Faso “to see an end to this terrorist threat”.

The government statement further stated that “we commit ourselves to work with the countries within our ECOWAS region to ensure that our citizens can live in peace and security.”