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170 suspected terrorists arrested at Ghana-Togo border

Over 170 suspected criminals and terrorists have been arrested in a swoop near the Ghana -Togo border. The joint operation named Koudanlgou III was simultaneously carried along the borders of Ghana and Togo and selected areas within their national territories. Officials said it was aimed at clamping down on the activities of criminals and suspected terrorists groups. “The exercise is aimed at preventing terrorist activities, illegal resource extraction, drug trafficking, dealing in illicit arms, smuggling, among other transnational crimes,” Ghana’s national security minister Albert Kan Dapaah said in a statement. Some of the suspects…

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How a TV program stopped a Ghanaian from joining IS

26-year old Yakubu Imoro as he wants to be called to protect his identity is from Northern Ghana. In 2015, just aged 22 he accepted to join the extremist group, Islamic State in Syria. His recruitment was done online via Facebook just after completing high school and unable to secure a job. Imoro revealed that he was promised an unspecified amount of money and accommodation if he were to join the group. Imoro said “You know at that time I was used to almost email, Yahoo and stuff. So the…

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Nigeria declares Shiite Muslim group a terrorist organisation

Nigeria has now declared the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also referred to as “Shiites” a terrorist organisation. A court in Nigeria on Friday gave the government the approval to label the group as a terrorist organization after series of deadly protest by its members. The protests last week also resulted in the death of a senior police officer in Nigeria, Usman Umar as well as a journalist called Precious Owolabi. The court in it’s ruling restrained people from engaging in any form of activities related to the IMN under any…

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