The Ghana Army has encouraged Ghanaians not to panic during its upcoming counter terrorism exercise but rather cooperate with the soldiers to ensure a smooth and successful exercise.
“The GAF therefore wishes to inform the General Public not to panic but cooperate for a smooth and successful conduct of the exercise. We wish to assure you of our commitment and readiness to execute our mandate to ensure that the country is peaceful and its citizens are always safe,” the Army said in a press release said.
The field exercise, scheduled between 4th to 7th December 2023, according to a press release signed by Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Marteye, on behalf of the Director-General, Department of Public Relations, Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), and copied to the GNA, would witness several movements of vehicles and other accoutrements of the military and allied security agencies within the designated areas hence there must be no cause for panic.
Codenamed EXERCISE EAGLE CLAWS, the exercise would take place on the northern frontiers of the country, specifically in the Savanna, North-West, North-East, Upper West and East Regions.
It would be conducted by the Ghana Army in collaboration with the Navy and Airforce under the theme: “Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism for Sustainable Peace and Development.”