A security agency identified as Africa Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (ACSIS) has urged church leaders to train their church members about basic security techniques to avoid them being caught off guard by the dangerously elusive militant Jihadists group.
The statement which was issued by the security agency reads;
Over the past four months, ACSIS has been monitoring the activities of the Salafi-Jihadist group in Burkina Faso.
It appears the group has now shifted its attention to Christian Churches. On 28th April 2019, the Salafi-Jihadists conducted their first attack on a Church in Burkina Faso.
ACSIS analysis suggests the Salafi-jihadists are looking to incite religious tensions in Ghana and Togo. They are also planning to attack churches in countries such as Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, and Benin.
ACSIS analysis strongly suggests Churches in Ghana are the immediate target. The group is looking to operate from illegal mining zones in the northern part of Ghana, as these places are considered to be the safest places for them to conduct their activities.
ACSIS is looking to raise awareness of the threat so that appropriate measures could be taken.