KNUST investigates student joining ISIS group

A 25-year- old graduate of the KNUST has joined the swelling ranks of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

Nazir Nortei Alema

Authorities at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have expressed shock and worry over reports that a last year graduate of the school has joined the Islamic militant group ISIS.

The spokesperson of KNUST, Ankamah Lomotey has served notice the institution will investigate the existence of any group after news broke Nazir Nortei Alema has joined the militant sect.

Nazir Nortei Alema, a 25-year-old graduate of KNUST has thrown his family into a health-threatening stress, as he joins the swelling ranks of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a terrorist organisation.

Nazir Nortei Alema who holds a degree in Geography and Rural Development is one of the 10 suspected Muslim youth from Ghana who have finally taken the decision to join the terrorist grouping, whose stock-in-trade is public beheading of their opponents or those they regard as infidels, attracting a worldwide opprobrium.

Their decision has activated the alarm bells over a subtle recruitment drive for vulnerable Muslim youth in especially public tertiary institutions in the country.

Nazir’s fateful trip to the training grounds of the so-called Islamic State, as they are derogatively referred to, started on 2nd August 2015, soon after his completion of the mandatory National Service in Ghana, which he undertook at the Statistical Service.

Family react

Meanwhile, family of new Islamic State recruit Nazir Nortei Alema has stated it has been thrown into a state of mourning after their relative joined ISIS.

"We are confused; it is like a funeral home in our house" Kaberi Alema brother to Nazir Nortei Alema told Tv3 network.

The 25 year old graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology announced to his family through a whatsApp message that he has joined the terror group IS.

National security

The issue has become a national security concern which is being investigated.

"We spoke to the deputy national security coordinator in the person of Alhaji Osman, so they are aware of what is going on. One of Nazir's friends who also went together with Nazir to join the ISIS, I think he's been reported and they have information on him. They said they will investigate and get back at us."

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