Bomb alert at Kotoka International Airport in Accra Ghana

Confirming the incident which made the rounds on social media on Wednesday morning, the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) said an unattended bag was sighted around 9 pm.

The report of the bomb scare at the Kotoka International Airport and the invitation of the Base Ammunition Depot Unit of the Ghana Armed Forces to remove an unattended bag from the arrival hall of Terminal 3, Kotoka International Airport is one of the leading stories in the Ghanaian press on Thursday.

The Graphic reported that the Base Ammunition Depot Unit of the Ghana Armed Forces was on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, called in to remove an unattended bag from the arrival hall of Terminal 3, Kotoka International Airport.

Confirming the incident which made the rounds on social media on Wednesday morning, the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) said the unattended bag was sighted around 9 pm.

Bomb alert at Kotoka International Airport in Accra Ghana

The GACL statement added that the bag was taken away for further investigations.

“Management of Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) can confirm that on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at around 9 pm, an unattended bag was sighted at the arrival hall of Terminal 3, Kotoka International Airport,” the statement said.

“The Base Ammunition Depot Unit of the Ghana Armed Forces was immediately brought in to conduct a preliminary assessment of the bag and its contents. The bag was subsequently taken away for further investigations, the outcome of which will be made public”.

The GACL also apologized for the disruption in the arrival facilitation process during the period.

“Management of GACL wishes to apologize for the disruption in the arrival facilitation process during the period and assures the traveling public of its commitment to ensuring their safety and security at our airports,” the statement said.

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