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General News of Thursday, 23 May 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Two Ghanaians killed in terrorist attack near Burkina Faso-Mali border

One of the drivers who has been killed in Burkina Faso

Two Ghanaian drivers have been killed in a terrorist attack close to the Burkina Faso-Mali border.

The acting Chairman of the Joint Association of Port Transport Union, Alhaji Shamsu Baba Yaro disclosed this to Citi News on Thursday.

The two Ghanaian truck drivers have been identified as Mouhamed Moumen and Suleiman Gariba.

The two are said to have stopped at a security barrier near the Burkina Faso to Mali Border in a town called Koury to settle their travel arrangements, where they had to pay CFA 1,000.

The trucks were reportedly carrying floor tiles from the Port of Takoradi in Ghana that were meant to be delivered to an importer in the Malian Capital, Bamako.

Security threats

Consistent reports of terrorist attacks across the West African sub-region have led to heightened security measures in the country

The Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery earlier confirmed that Ghana is on high alert over possible terror attacks.

He was speaking at a meeting of regional commanders of the Ghana Immigration Service on Wednesday.

Terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso have also forced some of its nationals to migrate to the northern parts of Ghana.