- Parliament is planning to summon Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa following his claim that Ghanaians are joining ISIS
- Okudzeto Ablakwa's claims follow an "unsubstantiated" report from Libya that over 50 Ghanaians have joined ISIS
The privileges committee of parliament is expected to summon ranking member on parliament's foreign affairs committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa following he handled the revelation on how some Ghanaians have joined ISIS.
Okudzeto Ablakwa has revealed that how some group of Ghanaians are risking their lives to join the militant group of ISIS. This follows a Libyan report defined by Parliament as "unsubstantiated" which indicated how Ghana forms part of several African countries with citizens joining ISIS.
According to the deputy chairman of parliament's interior and defense committee, Collins Owusu Amankwah has revealed that the move by the legislator constituted a contempt of parliament.
“The Minority led by Honourable Samuel Okudzeto erred in such hurriedly organized press conference. It is premature,” the Manhyia North MP said.
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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