As Liberia, Ghana Jointly Striving To Combat Terrorism, Ghanaian Security Expert Says ‘Liberia Is Inexperienced’

Ghanaian security expert Ibrahim Irbard
Ghanaian security expert Ibrahim Irbard

Recently both Ghana and Liberia reached consensus to work closely together to combat terrorism and other security challenges within the sub-region.

According to President Mahama the two countries will share intelligence and collaborate with their respective security agencies to achieve this goal.

The president said this during a joint press briefing in Accra when the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid a one day working visit, to Ghana. But a security expert Ibrahim Irbard says is an inexperienced country to partner Ghana in that regard.

Speaking in an interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5FM, the expert posited that the country has only experienced civil war and lack any experience on counter terrorism hence it makes it strange for Ghana to partner the country to combat terrorism.

He explained that there is a difference between civil war and terrorism therefore in finding a country to assist Ghana to fight terrorism; we need not to partner Liberia. Ibrahim Irbard added, the dynamics and measures in combating terrorism keeps changing hence Ghana needs to partner a country with worth of experience in combating it.

The choice of choosing Liberia in combating terror attacks he indicated maybe because President is having’’classified Information” that experts may not be aware of.

In his view, Ghana could have chosen Mali, Chad, and Mauritania as partners in combating terrorism.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.