Security Analyst, Adib Sanni has is calling for the head of the National Security and blaming him for not heeding to the warning signs of the secession group, Homeland Study Foundation otherwise known as Western Togoland.
In a post on Facebook he said the group has succeeded in bullying government into given in to their demands.
“*National Security Minister Must Resign*For failure to heed to warning signs…When this Togoland issue started, some of us within the security space did not spare any moment or mince words, raising serious concerns about their activities and the existential threat they posed to the security of Ghana. Unfortunately, over the past few years, they have become more audacious and brazen and we can only expect more. They are able to make strong political statements and control the narrative. They seem to be succeeding into bullying government into submission. They have succeeded in disrupting lives and holding the nation hostage. Soon, we might go beyond condemning their actions to asking them what their demands are.” he said.
The security analyst further predicted that the group will start targeting critical infrastructure like the Adomi Bridge, the Accra-Atimpoku-Juapong road and the dam.
“With a heavy heart, I predict they might start targeting critical infrastructure. They have the capacity and geographical advantage (forest cover and international border) to engage in an asymmetrical warfare that could be hard to win. We ignored the early warning signs and thought this was all a joke. We arrest and release, re-arrest and release again. Despite the presence of intelligence officers, they have largely failed to gather actionable intel in real time. Going forward, the over 100 kilometer Accra – Atimpoku – Juapong stretch is very crucial and needs permanent detachment stationed within that enclave. The Adomi bridge and the dam are high value targets that we cannot trade off.” he noted.
Adib Saani who is also the Executive Director of Jatikay Centre for Human Security and Peace Building also said government must invest in human security since the group have some level of support from the community.
“Let us invest in human security because largely, these secessionists have some level of Community support. Let us collaborate more effectively with Togolese authorities so the group doesn’t engage in cross border activities and the trafficking of weapons to oil their seeming war machine.” he added.
Source: Ghana Waves