Security alert ISIS agents take over Ghana’s tertiary institutions

Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, confirming the development, said two students who had earlier joined the group were heading to Syria from Lebanon.  

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The National Security has revealed that terrorist group, ISIS, has successfully recruited agents in Ghana who are targeting students  from the various tertiary institutions.

This was contained in a detailed report forwarded to the Ministry of Education.

Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, confirming the development, said two students who had earlier joined the group were heading to Syria from Lebanon.  

Mr. Ablakwa said “we have been concerned at the ministry about radicalization. The National Security sent us a detailed brief about some developments in our institutions and on our campuses where ISIS appears to have found agents in Ghana and they are targeting our tertiary institutions.”  

He said this at a ceremony to rekindle the relationship between the Zakat, Sadaqa and the Student Loan Trust Fund.

He added “It’s a shame that we have already lost two students. National Security is collaborating with their international partners to see if we will get these students back. The suspicion is that they are around Lebanon heading to Syria but it is important for us to safeguard those we are left here".

“We would like to appeal to you that as we work on this partnership which is aimed at supporting students financially, we will not have our investments well spent if these students just get to school and end up being radicalized and being led astray. So we want to appeal to you that lets begin a conversation of how we can work with the managers of our institutions” he stated.

The fund is expected to guarantee loans for muslim students who access credit facilities from the Students Loan Trust Fund.

Information available to the National Security has already confirmed a couple of months ago that two Ghanaians had joined the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

They are Nazir Nortei Alema, a 25-year-old graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and another person, whom was identified only as Rafiq, had joined the group.

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