An Executive Director at Danquah Institute says he disagrees with the perception that there was a security intelligence failure with regards to some attacks by secessionists in the Volta Region.

According to Richard Ahiagbah, Ghanaians are clueless when it comes to the intelligence available to security services in the country.

Speaking on Newsfile, Saturday, he stated that some people, who are claiming there has been an intelligence failure have taken to social media to “bastardize” security agencies.

“The question you want to ask is ‘what else could have happened that did not happen?’ That is when you are looking at it objectively. “

“But for the intelligence and the work that was done, we could have seen something bigger than what we saw,” Ahiagbah told Samson Lardy Anyenini, host of the show.

His comment comes after experts have criticised the security agencies’ response to the violence that occurred in the Volta Region on Friday, September 25.

Prof Kwesi Aning said although the police communique on receiving intelligence was “available, the decision making was horribly slow”.

The North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa blamed the poor intelligence of security forces for the successful attack.

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, however, refuted claims that intelligence failure on the part of security agencies paved way for the successful attack by members of the separatist group.

But Mr. Ahiagbah said people should be more appreciative of the security agencies’ work in helping see calm restored in the Volta Region.

“I found the discussion rather counterproductive when instead of dealing with the issue, some have chosen to bastardise the security,” he added.

However, Mr Ablakwa, also on the show, insisted that the security agencies have failed the people with their “slow” response to the conflicts.

He said although the agencies claim they have quelled many horrendous activities including the plans to burn the Ho market, that information may be “faulty” adding that “sometimes they can mislead security agencies.”

Mr. Ablakwa explained that from the activities of the secessionists, they are not one to attack the people but state agencies only to send a message of “war” to the government.

“It is unpardonable to have these things happen, to the extent that even when you have increased security visibility – a lot of soldiers have been deployed in the region – these people are still staging successful attacks. That must worry us,” he added.