Terror Alert 13 Pakistanis arrested in Ghana

Police say the 13 claim to be Ahmadiyya sect missionaries who have been in Ghana over the last six months preaching in the villages.

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Police say the 13 claim to be Ahmadiyya sect missionaries who have been in Ghana over the last six months preaching in the villages. play

Police say the 13 claim to be Ahmadiyya sect missionaries who have been in Ghana over the last six months preaching in the villages.

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Thirteen Pakistani nationals on Thursday were arrested by the Central regional police of Ghana over suspicion that they could be terrorists.

Police say the 13 claim to be Ahmadiyya sect missionaries who have been in Ghana over the last six months preaching in the villages.

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They were arrested on their on their way from Assin Nyankomase to Assin Fosu.

Assin Fosu District Police Commander, DSP Samuel Lawson, told Accra-based Joy FM that the foreigners are currently in the custody of the Ghana Immigration Service pending further investigations.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Immigration Service has urged the public to remain calm as its preliminary investigations indicated that the 13 are on a mission to preach Islam.

Ghana's National Security Council had issued a terror alert after the attack by Al-Quaeda on an Ivory Coast beach resort this month.

Since then, security arrangements have been made in various hotels and other places where the attacks are likely to occur.

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