Member of Parliament (MP) for the North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has blasted the National Security operatives for using what he describes as ‘buga buga’ outmoded security tactics in their operations.
According to him, the mode of operations used in their arrests are not only outmoded but are an embarrassment to the country in the eyes of the international community.
This comes on the back of the invasion of the premises of Citi FM/Citi TV in Accra on Tuesday by armed National Security officials to pick up Zoe Abu-Baidoo, a colleague of Caleb Kudah who had earlier been arrested for filming at the car park of the National Security Ministry popularly called Blue Gate.
Speaking on the Rambo-style arrest, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has stressed that it has “not only exposed the growing intolerance, dwindling respect for human rights and wanton abuse of power by government officials; it has also brought to the fore the lack of sophistication and the continuous preference for ‘buga buga’ outmoded security tactics.”
The North Tongu MP added, “National security should stop embarrassing us to the international community and even more worrying, they must stop exposing their pathetic cybersecurity vulnerabilities to criminals and potential enemies of Ghana — for as the experts have warned, the next frontier of war is cyberwarfare.”
In a related development, Community Focus Foundation Ghana (CFF-Ghana) has accused the government of deliberately using the continuous attacks on journalists to deliberately promote the culture of silence in the country.
By: Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
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