Ghana military to conduct intense anti-terrorism training exercise across Northern Region

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The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has announced its plans to conduct an anti-terrorism training exercise across the Northern Region.

This was made known today, 18th, May 2021, through a post via the official page of Ghana Police Service.

The training exercise, which is code-named “Exercise Eagle Claws 2021” is expected to hold in the Northern Region between Monday, 24 and Friday, 28 May 2021.

As a result of this, there will be heavy military presence within the stipulated area, as GAF has urged “the general public especially those living within the affected areas to remain calm during the training period as measures to ensure the safety of personnel and the public have been put in place. Please read more from the attached.”

The exercise is themed “Consolidating Security for National Development.”

In light of the exercise, the government had deployed 200 soldiers to halt all illegal mining activities across the country and to protect the water bodies which have been soiled as a result of galamsey.

The operation commenced on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, on the River Pra in the Central and Western regions of Ghana.

It is reported that through the operation, some excavators belonging to both galamseyers, politicians, Small-Scale Miners, and other prominent figures have been burnt so far.