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Ghana mourns with Kenya

Source: Graphic Online

The government of Ghana has condemned the deliberate murder of 147 university students in Kenya.

A statement signed by the Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, conveyed government’s sympathies and condolences to the victims, students and staff of the Garissa University College and the Government and people of Kenya.

The statement reiterated the view of President John Dramani Mahama, the Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, that the continent needs to work together to effectively deal with the raging terrorist threats and attacks.

“This is the surest way to end these cross-border threats, which is growing in sophistication, for the citizens of Africa and the world deserve to live in peace as they go about their daily activities,” Dr. Omane Boamah noted.

The BBC reports that Kenya is mourning 147 people killed in Thursday’s al-Shabab attack on Garissa university campus, amid questions over why warnings were ignored.

Kenyan newspapers say there was intelligence information about an imminent attack on a school or university.

Locals question why security was not heightened, with only two guards on duty at the time of the attack.

Uganda is on heightened alert after police said they had received information of similar attacks.

Security services appear to have had some information that an attack on an institution of higher learning was in the offing and appear to have warned institutions to be careful, the Daily Nation newspaper reports.

It says the university of Nairobi warned its students on 25 March that it had received intelligence information about a possible attack on a university and asked them to be vigilant.

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