President John Dramani Mahama has condemned the terrorist attacks across Paris and expressed his condolences to President Francois Hollande and the people of France.
In a statement copied to the French Embassy in Accra, President Mahama described as horrific the attack on innocent civilians in Paris, which has now claimed over 100 lives.
“On behalf of the people of Ghana, I send to the families of the victims of these despicable attacks, our condolences. May those who survived be comforted and healed. Ghana stands by a grieving France in this time of difficulty”, President Mahama stated.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is working with the Ghana Embassy in Paris to update Government on further developments and also work with the French Authorities to ensure the safety of Ghanaians in France.”
France has declared a national state of emergency and tightened borders after at least 120 people were killed in a night of gun and bomb attacks in Paris.
Eighty people were reported killed after gunmen burst into the Bataclan concert hall and took dozens hostage.
The siege ended when security forces stormed the building.
People were shot dead at bars and restaurants at five other sites in Paris. Eight attackers are reported to have been killed.