LIVEX exercise in Ghana simulates an attack to a football match at the Accra Stadium.
LIVEX exercises contribute to strengthen local capacities for the prevention and mitigation of terrorist attacks in public spaces within their territories. Under the CT Public Spaces working methodology, they are preceded by a Table Top exercise, that is a cabinet simulation in which command and control professionals respond to a practical case from an ad-hoc post and coordinate operational teams in the field.
In Ghana, the Live exercise took place in the morning of June, the 23rd. The Accra Stadium hosted representatives from the Ghana Police Service, the Ghanian CT Fusion Center, the FPI, the EU Delegation, the Embassy of Spain in Ghana and Spanish Guardia Civil. Altogether, they witnessed a fake terrorist attack in the context of a football match, and its response from trainees and specialists, applying the knowledge acquired through previous exchanges and preparatory trainings.
This exercise is part of a set of activities that, within the CT Public Spaces Project, are carried out with the Counterterrorism Centers and the Security Forces of Ghana, Kenya and Senegal, in order to strengthen capacities for the prevention and mitigation, where appropriate, of possible terrorist attacks in public spaces.