Over 50 Ghanaians fighting for ISIS - Libya reveals

Over 50 Ghanaians fighting for ISIS - Libya reveals

- Terrorist group ISIS is said to be having over 50 Ghanaian recruits in Libya

- Libyan government say these Ghanaians together with several others are causing havoc in the country

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Authorities at Libya say that not more that 50 hard core ISIS fighters in Libya are Ghanaians. This is according to a report of enquiry by head of investigations at the office of the Attorney General, Al-Seddiq al-Sour which investigated the various crimes committed in Libya by the terrorist group, Islamic State (IS).

Over 50 Ghanaians fighting for ISIS - Libya reveals

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According to the disturbing report, Ghana, Gambia, Senegal, Niger, Chad, Mali, and Eritrea, had between 50 and 100 of its citizens in the militant group.

The revelation by the Libyan government somewhat echoes he very concern of the ranking member on parliament's foreign affairs committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, who had recently argued that Ghana ranked among the highest countries with IS recruits in Libya.

Okudzeto's concerns have been downplayed by government and the majority who claim there remain no existential evidence to such claims and reports.

So far, the only Ghanaian believed to have joined ISIS is the graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) - Nazir Nortei Alema.

YEN.com.gh had earlier reported of how his brother, kabir, unveiled the various WhatsApp message from Nazir who explained the reasons behind him joining the Islamist group.

ISIS, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a terrorist organisation best known for their gory videos of beheading of soldiers, civilians, journalists and also the destruction of cultural heritage sites.

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The group shot up to popularity in 2014 after driving Iraqi government forces out of key cities in its Western Iraq offensive and the capturing of Mosul.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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