President Nana Akufo-Addo has condemned the terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The President in a Facebook post said the attack “is a stark reminder of the threat terrorism poses to all the peoples of the world.”
He thus emphasized the need for stakeholders to “stand up together against all atrocities that are motivated by a twisted understanding of religion or ideology.”
“I join the rest of the world in condemning the terror attack in New Zealand, and sympathize with the families of the dead and wounded, and with the government of Prime Minister Jacinda Arden. The attack is a stark reminder of the threat terrorism poses to all the peoples of the world. We must stand up together against all atrocities that are motivated by a twisted understanding of religion or ideology,” the president stated in the post.
New Zealand attack
Forty-nine people were killed and 48 wounded in the shootings.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described it as a terrorist attack and one of New Zealand’s “darkest days”.
A gunman identifying himself as an Australian live-streamed the rampage at Al Noor mosque to Facebook. He had espoused racist, anti-immigrant views.
Police say a man in his late 20s has been arrested and charged with murder.
Two other men and one woman were also detained.
The main suspect in the killings has appeared in court on a single murder charge.
Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, was brought to the dock in a white prison shirt and handcuffs. Further charges are expected to be made against him.
By: Marian Ansah with files from BBC |citinewsroom.com| Ghana