BNI arrests 17 Pakistani nationals over terror fears

BNI arrests 17 Pakistani nationals over terror fears

- 17 Pakistani nationals have been arrested in suspicion of plotting activities of terror in Ghana

 - Their arrest which has gained public concern has seen the Ahmadiyya Mission in Ghana stating it does not have any knowledge of the said men

The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has taken over case involving some Pakistani nationals arrested in Ghana over terror suspicion.

Reports do indicate that the nationals were arrested on Thursday at Assin Fosu in the Central region. Meanwhile, the Ahmadiyya Mission in Ghana has distanced itself from the said arrest of all Pakistanis as the General Secretary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana, Ahmed Anderson disputed claims of knowing the activities of such persons.

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“This is very strange, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission is not aware of any group of Pakistanis having come into the country in the name of Ahmadiyya mission to preach. Yes, the Ahmadiyya mission has some Pakistani missionaries in the country but we have a very structured system so when people come in, they have defined roles and we engage them in various ways and on no occasion would we allow any Ahmadiyya missionaries to be walking from one destination to another preaching without any recourse to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission,” he stated.

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