- The NDC MPs say the increasing number of Ghanaians joining the ISIS fighters are frightening
- They are asking President Akufo-Addo to make a public statement on the high figures
The National Democratic Congress (NDC), Members of Parliament have revealed that an overwhelming number of Ghanaian citizens have joined the deadly terrorist group ISIS in Libya.
According to the NDC MPs, there are about 100 Ghanaian converts who are now serious ‘frontline fighters’ for the Islamic State group.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, the MP for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Akudzeto Ablakwa disclosed that the figures were picked from a report issued recently by Libyan Authorities through their attorney general’s department.
The MP who doubles as the NDC spokesperson on Foreign Affairs insisted, “what is more unnerving is that the special enquiry found out that kidnappings of expatriates were mostly carried out by ISIS foreign fighters from Ghana, Turkey and Tunisia".
Mr Ablakwa who was clearly not happy about the figures tasked the Akufo-Addo-led administration to liaise with the Libyan government to find solutions before it escalates.
The legislator added that the dreadful Libyan report reveals that Ghanaian citizens have been paired in the same category as Senegal, Gambia, Somalia, Chad, Niger, Eritrea and Mali in ISIS operations.
He also submitted that the report highlights which were presented to international journalists few days ago, is alarming and must trigger actions of Ghanaian political leaders.
“Actions which all Ghanaians must demand in our collective national interest,” Ablakwa told the media.
The NDC minority MPs are therefore mounting pressure on President Akufo-Addo to rise as a matter of urgency and react to the damning Libyan report to save Ghana’s international image.
Meanwhile, government is yet to issue an official response on the report.
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