A total of 11 Pakistani nationals have been arrested in Techiman, in the Bono East region, upon a tip off, officials of the Ghana Immigration Service have confirmed.
They were arrested on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at their hideout at Kenten-Anyinabrem, a suburb of Techiman, about 370km from the national capital, Accra.
Municipal Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service in Techiman, Chief Superintendent Annor Abrokwa said a search has been launched for their Ghanaian counterparts to assist in their investigations.
“We received information that they were hiding at a location close to a refuse dump in the area. When we arrested them, they told us they were in the area for evangelism and that they were brought into the country by one Amadu Seidu.
When we arrested them, they had no passports so later got hold of their passports and are preparing to transfer them to our headquarters in Accra for further investigations,” Chief Superintendent Annor Abrokwa disclosed.
Chief Superintendent Abrokwa called on residents to report any suspicious activities of such individuals to the appropriate authorities for further action.
He also warned landlords in the area to be wary of such individuals when renting them rooms. The development has raised security concerns among residents who are calling for beefed up security in the area.
Both the United Kingdom (UK) and the Canadian High Commissions have updated their foreign travel advice for their nationals travelling to Ghana, warning that terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in the country.
The advice follows the recent kidnapping of two Canadian nationals at Ahodwo in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city.
The victims are yet to be rescued as police mount a search for them. Canadian authorities have also contacted their families over the development.
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