Alert in Ghana over ISIS terrorist group recruitment

Ghana. Photo: letstravelsomewhere

Ghana. Photo: letstravelsomewhere

Global Risk Insights, a human right organisation, on Wednesday raised an alert that ISIS terrorist group has started recruiting youths in Ghana.

The study says potential recruits are enticed by Islamic State’s promise of a “lavish lifestyle in Syria and Iraq’’ and better living conditions for family left behind.

It attributed the success to unemployment which remained high in Ghana, especially among the young, although it is one of the most stable nations in Africa and had a fast-growing economy.

The group quoted the example of Mohammed Alema, 25, a Geography undergraduate in the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah University, who left Ghana to embrace the cause of ISIS.

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