Men with bombs have links to ISIS - Security expert

Men with bombs have links to ISIS - Security expert

- Security expert, Irbard Ibraham, says men with bombs are from Libya

- Police in Accra have arrested men wielding bombs

- The arrest of these men has raised high suspicions of a failed terrorist attack

- Click here for the latest stories in Ghana

Security analyst and international relations expert, Irbard Ibrahim, has claimed that all men arrested in connection to seven pieces of bombs are returnees from ISIS.

Men with bombs have links to ISIS - Security expert
Men with bombs have links to ISIS - Security expert

The security analyst reveals that the men, who are returnees from Libya were also yielding bombs from the fallen state of Libya for isolated attacks.

“A careful look at the seven grenades this consult has seen so far points to the fact that they are military grade MK2 explosives capable of causing damage within a radius of between 150 and 200 meters on impact,” he revealed.

The grenades, amounting to 7 pieces were captured in camera as the men stood with handcuffs on. So far, police are yet to establish who these men are affiliated with and what terrorist organisation their operate for as there are high suspicions they could be linked to the terrorist group, ISIS.

Police officials are also yet to confirm the intentions of these men for possessing these bombs and also how they got arrested.

Suspicions of a probable terrorist attack are not confirmed but this development follows the previous call on the government to take a closer look at national security against terror attacks in the country. had earlier reported of how investigations by the Libyan government show how Ghana, Gambia, Senegal, Niger, Chad, Mali, and Eritrea, had between 50 and 100 of its citizens in the militant group.

The revelation by the Libyan government followed an argument by ranking member on parliament's foreign affairs committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, that Ghana ranks among the highest countries with IS recruits in Libya.

Okudzeto's concerns have been downplayed by the government and the majority who claim there remain no existential evidence to such claims and reports.

So far, the only Ghanaian believed to have joined ISIS is the graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) - Nazir Nortei Alema.

Your stories and photos are always welcome. Send us a message via our official Facebook page to get it published on


Online view pixel