Burkina Faso terrorist suspect arrested in Ghana

Burkina Faso terrorist suspect arrested in Ghana

One of the suspected terrorists involved in the Burkina Faso attack last week has been in arrested in Ghana.

The suspect, Zuri Ibrahim is in the custody of Gwollu Police in the Upper West region of Ghana.

According to Starr News report initial investigations by the police has linked Ibahim to the recent attacks on the Splendid Hotel in the capital of Ouagadougou. Twenty-nine people died in the hotel siege.

Commander ASP Guy Peter of  the Sisalla West Police confirmed the suspect said he was from Ivory Coast.

Ibrahim is believed to be one of the presidential guards of former Burkina Faso leader Blaise Compaoré.

The police said a vigilante group at the border who first spotted him, raised alarm, arrested him and handed him over to the police.

He is likely to be transferred to the Upper West regional capital of Wa for further interrogation.

Over 126 people were held hostage at the luxury hotel last week and it took the intervention of the security forces to free them, half of whom were hospitalized, according to Burkina Faso's foreign minister, Alpha Barry.

Of the 29 people who died, 22 have been identified, Ouagadougou prosecutor Maïza Sereme said, according to state broadcaster RTB.

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