UCC, UEW beef up security over terror alert

Prof. Domwini Dabire Kuupole

Prof. Domwini Dabire Kuupole

THE University of Education, Winneba (UEW) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC), the two public universities in the Central Region, have beefed up security at their respective campuses, following reports of looming terror attacks on the country.

Hundreds of people who were at the UEW for a Congregation and UCC for a public lecture on Friday and Saturday respectively were scanned and scrutinised by campus security, before being allowed to enter the venues for the events.

During UEW’s 20th Congregation on Friday and Saturday, more than 3,000 graduands, their family and friends were asked to use the main entrance to the Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre to be scanned.

Only the organisers were allowed to use other entrances which were also under supervision.

Information picked up by The Ghanaian Times was that security personnel in mufti were around to foil any attempt to cause trouble.

Graduands, their family and friends who were new to the development, giggled while others murmured as they were checked with hand held scanners, which created temporary congestion at the entrance.

At UCC on Friday, hundreds of people who went for a public lecture delivered by the president of the University of Rhodes Island, USA, Dr. David M. Dooley, as part of his visit to Ghana, were  searched and scanned before being given access to the university’s  main auditorium.

The exercise, conducted at the main and back entrances of the auditorium by stern-looking campus security personnel, was followed by an apology for the inconvenience caused, prior to the start of the programme because it was the first time patrons of UCC public lectures had been put through security checks.

Possible terror attack on the country was confirmed through a security alert  circulated to the country’s security agencies, following a confession  of a Malian terrorist , who is being interrogated  by Ivorian Security agencies as the brain  behind  the Grand Bassam attacks in Cote D’ Ivoire.

Earlier, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Nigerian, Prophet T. B Joshua, made a staggering “prophecy” about Nigeria and Ghana, predicting that a terrorist attack was likely to kill citizens of both Ghana and Nigeria.

The popular prophet made the prophecy during a church service broadcast live on his network, Emmanuel TV, on Sunday, April 10, 2016, and even specified that the attack was likely to occur on Thursday, Friday or Saturday and urged the congregation to pray against it.

From Jonathan Donkor, Cape Coast

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