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The mine operations at the Namdini concession in the Upper East Region is under serious threat following gun violence and terror activities in Atulbabisi in Bolga and also the border communities in Burkina Faso.

All these gun-related and terror activities happened in communities close to the mine concession.

This threat and fear come after last week gun violence in Atulbabisi a community in Bolgatanga close to the mine concession.

Two police officers who were on peacekeeping duties at Atulbabisi in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region were shot by unidentified gunmen on Monday, February 11, 2019.

The police officers were on duty near the palace of one of the ‘chiefs’ in the Bolgatanga Traditional Area on Monday night when the incident happened.

Also, there were serious bombings in some communities in Burkina Faso, that’s close to the border towns in Ghana.

French news outlet NEWS24 reported on Friday, February 15, 2019, about a bomb hidden in a corpse dressed in military uniform exploded and killed an army doctor and wounded two police officers in northern Burkina Faso, a security official said on Thursday. Soldiers and police were sent to inspect the male body after it was discovered abandoned on a road close to the border town of Djibo.

Burkina Faso, in the heart of Africa’s vast Sahel region, is struggling with a bloody Islamist insurgency as well as bouts of social unrest. Last week saw three attacks, one of which killed five members of the security forces on the same day the president hosted a regional summit on the fight against terrorism.

Many industry players in the mining sector see the activities of this armed groups in the communities near the Namdini concession in the Upper East Region and the border towns in Burkina Faso as a serious threat to the successful operations of the mine.

Namdini is located within the Birimian terrane of Northeastern Ghana which is billion years old. Uncomfortable Volta Basin sediments obscure the great majority of Birimian terrane in eastern and central Ghana.

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