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170 terrorists arrested at Ghana-Togo border

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One hundred and seventy suspected terrorists have been arrested in a joint security operation dubbed Koudanlgou III.

The operation took place near the Ghana-Togo borders to stop planned terrorist activities and other criminal moves targeted to take mainly on Ghanaians.

Ghana’s National Security Minister, Albert Kan-Dapaah while issuing a statement said;

“The exercise is aimed at preventing terrorist activities, illegal resource extraction, drug trafficking, dealing in illicit arms, smuggling, among other transnational crimes.”

According to the statement released, some of the suspects possessed illegal weapons, including locally-manufactured and foreign single/double-barrelled guns totaling 108 “without any valid document covering them”.

“Others, too, have not had their authorization renewed for years. Illegal miners including foreigners were also arrested at ‘Dollar Power’ near Bole,” the statement added.

See the statement below:

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