Impounded explosives in Kumasi could be a militant move --

November 2, 2016
Source: thebftonline | Ghana
Impounded explosives in Kumasi could be a militant move --

The explosives that were retrieved near the residence of Deputy Minister for the Ashanti Region, Andy Osei Okrah, on Tuesday could be a move by some militants, Dr. Kwesi Anning, Head of Research Department at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, has said.

According to the police on duty at the Deputy Minister’s residence, two unidentified men approached him with a question he had no knowledge of.

They were seeking the whereabouts of an individual they claimed lived in the area. While attempting to assist them, they dropped 2 7.5kg gas cylinders, cables, a tube of flammable liquid and timers and sped off on their motorbikes.

Government and security officials invaded the residence after the police officer reported the incident and the explosives were diffused immediately before any damage could be caused.

Speaking to the Accra-based Starr FM, Dr. Anning said the incident could be the work of militants.

 “This sends a clear signal that we are not safe. Earlier last year both Islamic state and Al-Qaeda promised to undertake a spectacular airborne attack, if you look at the number of times major arms have been seen over the past months in this country; who should be looking for those behind it? Where did the arms come from; where were they going...we need answers to all these questions,”