Burkinabe apprehended with a gun fully loaded at crowded Catholic Church

Police have confined a Burkinabe gotten with an outside gun at a packed Catholic Church in Hamile in the Upper West Region on Sunday.

Police say the man, whose name has not been discharged, couldn't clarify why he had the weapon on him.

The weapon was stacked with two rounds of ammo, police uncover.

He told the police it was his first time at the congregation since he moved to the town a month and a half prior.

Upper West Regional DCOP Okyere Buah-Appiah, disclosed to Joy News the anonymous man was captured following a tip-off by a congregation part.

"When he was asked why he brought a foreign pistol to the church, he couldn’t give any tangible answer. He said he has been in Hamile in the past six weeks and today [Sunday] was the first time he was attending church.

"The pistol was in his pocket and part of it was exposed so somebody sitting behind him saw the exposed part of the pistol and that was how he was detected,” DCOP Buah-Appiah

The man advised police he had come to Hamile to cultivate.

He has been confined at the Police District Headquarters in Jirapa in the Upper West Region as examinations proceed.

Ghana is on high alarm following dread assaults on its neighbors.

Experts are fixing security at Ghana's fringe as a Salafi-Jihadist gathering situated in Burkina Faso assaulted occupants in February.

The activists on February 15, 2019, murdered four Burkinabe traditions officers at a checkpoint at Nohao close to the Ghana fringe and consumed three vehicles. They likewise murdered a Spanish cleric.

The security circumstance in Burkina Faso, Ghana's neighbor toward the north, stays liquid as a great many Burkinabes crowd Ghanaian towns over unrests.

The Africa Center for Security and Intelligence Studies (ACSIS) has additionally issued a security ready that the Salafi-Jihadist gathering has been moving all through Ghana through the outskirt with Burkina Faso over the previous months.

In the meantime, the Accra Metropolitan Archbishop of the Catholic Church has said the congregation is on high cognizant to deflect a potential assault by radicals.

Most Reverend John Bonaventure Kwofie uncovered Thursday that the Accra Archdiocese has effectively drawn in the Inspector-General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu and the police organization to assemble a strong technique to secure admirers on Sundays.

"Security has turned into a major issue today with what occurred in Sri Lanka and what's going on in Burkina Faso. Since it's coming nearer to us, we are currently standing alarm to confront this security danger that is coming up," he said.


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