Gabby writes: Ghana’s Missions must warn Ghanaians of terror threats in UK, USA

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Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko

According to the Global Terrorism Database from the US, in 2017, there were 10,900 terrorists incidents in the world, resulting in 26,445 deaths and 24,927 injuries. None was in Ghana. I mean not a single attack was recorded here. 

United Kingdom registered 122 incidents, 42 deaths and 301 injuries. United States recorded 65 incidents, with 95 deaths and 932 injuries. 
The fact is no nation is safe and we, therefore, cannot be complacent. Our neighbourhood may not be as safe as we feel. There is evidence around us to that effect. 

Of course, our Foreign Ministry is also free to warn Ghanaians queuing for visas to the UK and USA that they should be careful about the real threat of an attack if they do intend to travel there. Those countries have a long history of real and not imagined or predicted attacks.

It is up to us to warn our citizens travelling there, too. According to Herman Chinery-Hesse, we can at least warn our people about the risk of getting shot in America as an unarmed black man.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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