The growing spate of violent extremism and terrorism in the sub-region spells
doom for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
particularly Goal 16 which focuses on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
Ghana is now the only country among the earlier mentioned coastal states that
has not suffered from any violent extremist and terrorist violence. This
notwithstanding, there have been several alarming incidents involving
extremist attacks that have occurred in close proximity to Ghana’s borders.