The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has assuaged panic as it commences three-day joint drills in the northern sector of the country.
The drills began on Monday, December 4 and is scheduled to end on December 7 in the Savanna, Northern, North East, Upper East and Upper West Regions of the country.
In a statement announcing the drill, the Armed Forces said the exercise codenamed “Exercise Eagle Claws” will include personnel of the Ghana Navy and Ghana Air Force.
“As a result, the Military and other sister Security Services would be moving their vehicles, equipment and personnel to the general areas of the Exercise,” it said, noting that the exercise is aimed at countering violent extremism and terrorism for sustainable peace and development.
It continued, “The Ghana Armed Forces therefore wishes to inform the general public not to panic but cooperate for a smooth and successful conduct of the Exercise. It also wishes to assure the general public of its commitment and readiness to execute its mandate to ensure that the country is peaceful and its citizens are safe always.”