Ghana on high-security alert over attack by bandits from Burkina Faso

Ghana on high-security alert over attack by bandits from Burkina Faso


Ghanian police were placed on a high alert following reports that; suspected bandits are planning to attack communities in Northern Ghana along the border with Burkina Faso, a police statement said Tuesday.


Reports indicate that a Burkina Faso-based bandits are allegedly launching attacks in communities; along the Burkina Faso-Ghana border.


They are planning to launch attacks on the Bolgatanga townships; as well as its environs including areas in Tamale in the coming days,” the statement said.

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According to the police, the suspected bandits, “in possession of military grade weapons; may have already infiltrated Ghana at yet to be identified locations in the northern regions; as well as are poised to launch the attacks any moment from now.”


The Ghanaian police administration has directed all commanders in the country to increase patrol; to quell the planned attacks as several attacks have happened in recent months at the border.


Meanwhile, embattled Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha, real name – Omiyinka Olanrewaju James – has pleaded not guilty to a five-count charge of sexual assault and indecent treatment of a child.


1st News reports that Baba Ijesha was arraigned before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court 1 in Lagos State today, Wednesday June 16, 2021.


Baba Ijesha, who appeared to be in physical discomfort, was brought into the court premises around 12pm; in company of other suspects. However, when he was read the five-count charge preferred against him; the actor had pleaded not guilty to all the charges.


Specifically, Baba Ijesha is charged with alleged indecent treatment of a child; defilement of a child; sexual assault by penetration; attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault. Equally important, the charges contravene sections 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015.


Our correspondent, who was in court, reports that while in the witness stand, the embattled actor persistently showed signs of discomfiture. He kept on bending intermittently as if he was in pains.


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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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