Ghana's immigration service released a memo stating that Ghana and Togo will be the next targets for Islamist fighters, following high-profile attacks this year in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.
The militants said Sunday's raid in Grand Bassam, which killed 18 people, was meant as a warning for countries who have allied with France and its military operations in West Africa.
Four men arrived in a Ford saloon car at a beachside bar around noon on Sunday, according to a waiter at the establishment, before launching the attack that killed 18 people.
This is the third time in recent months that the North African-based group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for an attack on soft targets in West Africa.
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Early Friday morning unidentified assailants infiltrated the base in the city and attacked an army base nearby. A series of recent attacks and kidnappings in West Africa have put the region on edge.
Special forces troops freed around 150 hostages from a hotel in Burkina Faso's capital that was attacked by al Qaeda fighters, but at least two dozen people from 18 countries were killed.
A statement released on public television late on Saturday urged residents to provide information on Cheikh Ould Saleck, a militant with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who has been on death row since 2011.
The death toll, number of attackers, and group responsible remain unconfirmed, but chilling details about the rampage and the story of a heroic effort to rescue hostages have emerged.
Malian commandos have carried out an operation to free more than 100 hostages trapped in a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako, but more than 20 have died.
Several hostages were freed after a standoff in central Mali that ended with at least 13 casualties, including three attackers and five soldiers.
Mali’s capital Bamako used to be considered safe, but a recent wave of attacks has led to a redoubling of counter-terrorism efforts in the country's south.