The Minister of Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery, has tasked security agencies in the north to intensify surveillance and security intelligence along the borders in view of terrorism activities in neighbours neighbouring countries.
“Terrorism threat should be a concern to all, and that, it is imperative for the security agencies to device means to effectively prevent any such threat in the area,” he said.
The Interior Minister made these remarks when he interacted with security personnel under his ministry here in Tamale yesterday.
Mr Dery, accompanied by his deputy was in the Northern Region to interact with the members of the security agencies.
He assured them that the government was working assiduously to resource them with the needed logistical support to enable them to effectively discharge their duties.
Mr Dery stated that the government was committed to improving security situation in the country, as measures were being put in place to deal with emerging challenges confronting the sector.
The minister emphasised that the government would never sit aloof to allow criminals to attack security personnel on duties, and it would employ every appropriate measure to protect the security personnel in the country.
Mr Dery also urged the residents, particularly landlords, to support the security agencies to halt criminal activities in the area.
He reiterated his call on landlords to always get details of potential tenants in to ensure they do not harbour criminals in their homes.
The Northern Regional Minister, Mr Salifu Saeed, in his welcome address, said that challenges confronting security personnel in the region was enormous, and it was proper to address them promptly.
Mr Saeed pledged that the Regional Coordinating Council was working hard to prove the security situation in the region, and mentioned the formation of Operation Calm Life and Operation Conquer as part of efforts to protect lives and properties in the area.
The Interior Minister and his entourage also visited the officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and National Peace Council (NPC).
FROM YAKUBU ABDUL-MAJEED, TAMALE