The Ghana Police Service has dismissed rumours of an imminent terror attack on Ghana following an alleged invasion of some 70 Nigerians into the country who reportedly had bombs in their possession.
The Police dismissed the report in reaction to a text message which had been widely published on social media.
The message, which was signed by one Inspector Dan K.J. Ansah, also urged recipients to forward it to their loved ones.
But the Public Relation Officer of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Cephas Arthur, told Citi News, the message was a “definite hoax”, saying, “it’s an attempt to cause fear and panic in the country. We are safe.”
He identified some loopholes in the text message such as the Police emergency number which was written as 999.
But Supt. Arthur said: “The Police emergency number was not 999 but 911.”
He also indicated that since the message failed to state which Ministry had issued it, the message had “no credible source.”
Sources close to the Police Administration and National Security have indicated that investigations are currently ongoing.