The National Security Co-ordinator, Mr Yaw Donkor, has confirmed that two Ghanaians have joined the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Two Ghanaians join terrorist group ISIS - National Security
One more Ghanaian Muslim youth has been confirmed to have joined the popular terrorist group ISIS
He said per the records of the National Security, Nazir Nortei Alema, a 25-year-old graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and another person, whom he identified only as Rafiq, had joined the group.
“I am not trying to say that if there is a problem don’t talk about it; what I’m saying is that we must not do it in such a way as to create panic,” he said.
There are also reports of another woman joining the group signaling that there could be more Ghanaians joining Islamic State.
He, however, cautioned the media to be circumspect in their reportage on the ISIS recruitment exercise in the country, pointing out that if not handled properly, it might create more complications for the National Security apparatus.
Mr Donkor addressing journalists in Accra, said there was the need for the conversation on the matter to continue but maintained that it should be mainstreamed and devoid of stereotyping.
He said there were other recruitment moves being closely monitored by the National Security, but he would not give details.
Information available to the National Security, he said, was that the ISIS was very rich and provided attractive offers that potential recruits found irresistible.
He said the National Security was collaborating with security agencies around the world, adding that at this point, there was no need for Ghanaians to be alarmed.
“But if international efforts to suppress the ISIS does not work, then Ghana must be worried,” he said.
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