Terrorism and terrorist are not far away from you

Terrorism Is Not A Fictional Movie Neither Is It Too Far Away From You


Sometimes when terrorism and terrorist are mentioned in the news, the tendency for many Ghanaians to think is some sought of fictional movie happening at far away places is very high.


This kind of thinking is very unfortunate and dangerous. It makes such individuals to loose their sense of preparedness and alertness which are needed to expose the clandestine movements of people with dubious deadly agendas because you think they are not near.

If you have been following the news in the various media sources, you will probably by now know that terrorism is not a fictional movie at all. It is happening in real life situation.

The wicked ones are out there to devour and kill you in the name of what they call “religion”.

If you ever heard of terrorism in the Arab Magreb and thought it was far away, please think twice because Nigeria and Mali are too close than you think.

The Boko Haram terror group is having a field day in Nigeria and Al Qaeda has a base in Mali. Did you know that?

Today, we hear gunmen have seized many hostages in a hotel in Burkina frequented by many westerners. We do have hotels here don’t we? We have a lot of these Westerners who are usually the targets of these terrorists in our country.

Just tune in to radio, tv or surf online and you will be shocked to hear that, just next door in Burkina Faso, things are not looking good.

We are beginning to hear rumors of mushrooming terrorist groups in parts of the country in the Eastern Region especially and recently the arrest of seven people in Salaga for possessing AK 47s and Taliban propaganda materials and training sessions on their computers.

If you put all of these together and still thinks that terrorism is some sought of fictional movie or far away from you, please consult your class four atlas book and please look at where Mali, Nigeria and Burkina Faso are on the map.

Educate somebody close to you to educate another to educate another or better still, tell somebody to tell somebody to tell somebody that terrorism is not a fictional movie.

It is only through this that we can expose them.

Mohammed Abdul Hanan EL-Saeed

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  1. Terrorism is not a fictional movie.
    Permit me to add my voice to the numerous ones on this global pandemic. The writer Abdul Hanan has given us the reality of how close we are as a nation to the threats of terrorist attacks.

    But I would like to examine some of the factors conducive for terrorist. Without looking far is the political climate. We live in a polorize country today. It is so bad that it has eroded patrotism and national interest and has given prominence to political party interest. The blame and counter blame game continue to seek support from unintended minds who share a particular opinion. This support and sympathy seeking politicians will not be able to do any due diligence on any information about our nation. The quick reference to such sources without checking the credibility of them is a recipe for disaster.

    The second that immediately come to mind is population growth and its dynamics, economic growth, unemployment, cost of living and above all confidence in the future. We have an expanding youth population without jobs. Cost of living is already high. There is no sign of it changing soon. A state of hopelessness and despiration confronts our youth today. The situation give little room for critical analysis of the future of the affected youngsters. That makes them a potential candidates of terrorist and terrorism. See the category of people in armed robbery.

    The culture of the famous Ghanaian hospitality should be given a second thought. If care is not taken we may overlook the early warning signs.

    The media must step up their game especially on social issues instead of the over reliance on economic issues. The security agencies must foster effective collaboration than concentrating on their individual strengths.

    A well informed public is key and is part of the duties of the national security.