According to Mr. Albert Kan-Dapaah, Minister of National Security, as of June 28, 2022, there had been 17 terrorist incidents throughout the West African region.
He said that the attacks left 574 people dead and “so many injured.”
“The West African subregion had attacks, events, and 315 fatalities in April.” We believed it was excessive, yet May saw only 42 incidents—five fewer than in April—but 465 fatalities. The pattern has not altered, he continued.
At the First Senior Level Regional Course for the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) for the West Africa Region’s inauguration ceremony on Monday in Accra, the Minister made this statement.
The four-day event is jointly organized by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland and the African Union’s (AU) African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT).
The Human Security Research Centre (HSRC)-Ghana provides financial support for it.
Mr. Kan-Dapaah highlighted that significant security risks, including terrorism and violent extremism, were more pervasive and cross-border than previously believed.
He explained that the course would provide them with the chance to consider the methods and actions used to combat terrorism and violent extremism up to that point.
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