Over 100 suspected terrorists arrested near the Togo-Ghana border

Thursday, 21 November 2019 16:16
Over 100 suspected terrorists arrested near the Togo-Ghana border

(Togo First) - Around 170 suspected terrorists and criminals have recently been arrested near the Togo-Ghana border. The news was disclosed by Ghana's minister for national security, Albert Kan-Dapaah.

Some of the suspects were found with illegal weapons. A total of 108 weapons, including locally-made and foreign single/double-barrelled guns, "without any valid document" were seized.

The arrests fall under a joint security operation between Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Togo, code-named Koudanlgou III. Under its second phase, in May 2018, 202 people, including suspected terrorists were arrested.

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

It is carried out amid a rise of terrorist threats in the region.

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