- Ghana is on high alert for any individual (s) who will try to foment trouble in the country
- The Ghana Immigration Service has allayed fears over the arrest of the 13 Pakistanis
- According to the GIS preliminary investigations show the 13 foreigners are on a mission to preach Islam
The Ghana Immigration Service has denied media reports that suggest that the 13 Pakistanis arrested in the Central region are terrorists.
According to the GIS public relations officer of the in the region, Raymond Bahe the foreigners are missionaries who are in Ghana to preach to the Muslim community.
“Whatever information in the public domain is not true. The information we have is that, they are missionaries from Pakistan preaching the gospel to the Muslim community but we are monitoring them. They are missionaries, nothing more, nothing less. There is no cause for alarm,” he told Accra based Starr FM.
One of the Pakistanis who spoke to Starr also said they are in Ghana only to preach Islam.
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“We have come here from Pakistan to meet our Muslim brothers. We are here for peace and nothing else. Our mission is to meet and fraternize with our Muslim colleagues. If we fulfill the commandment of God, all our wishes will be fulfilled. If we disobey God, he will be angry with us and our lives will be miserable,” he said.
The Daily Guide newspaper reported on Friday that 13 Pakistanis are in the grips of the police over suspicion that they are terrorists.
The 13 claim to be Ahmadiyya sect missionaries who have been in Ghana over the last six months preaching in the villages.