Arrested Pakistanis Not Terrorists

Eleven Pakistanis
arrested in Techiman, capital of the Bono East Region are not after all
terrorists as put out on social media yesterday.

An official of the
Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) headquarters told Daily Guide yesterday that
although their officers picked the men up it has emerged that they came into
the country legally and are no terrorists.

Pakistani Islamists
are used to coming to Ghana on preaching missions something they have been
doing for decades now.

A total of 11
Pakistani nationals have been arrested in Techiman, the capital of the Bono
East region GIS officials have confirmed.

They were
arrested last Sunday at Kenten-Anyinabrem, a suburb of Techiman. Since the
arrest of two suspected Burkinabe terrorists in Hamile, Upper West Region and a
subsequent call on Ghanaians to be vigilant there has been a heightened
suspicion about foreigners.

Commander of the GIS in Techiman, Chief Superintendent Annor Abrokwa might have
to call off his search for the Ghanaian hosts of the Pakistanis since they are not
terrorists and are in the country legally.

“We received
information that they were hiding at a location close to a refuse dump in the
area. When we arrested them, they told us they were in the area for evangelism
and that they were brought into the country by one Amadu Seidu.

We contacted
local authorities including the Chief Imam who were unaware of their status in
the area”, Chief Superintendent Annor Abrokwa told Sunyani-based Ark Fm.

“When we
arrested them, they had no passports so this morning we got hold of their
passports and we are preparing to transfer them to our headquarters in Accra
for further investigations”, he added.

Superintendent Abrokwa called on residents to report any suspicious activities
of such individuals to the appropriate authorities for further action.

He also warned landlords in the area to be wary of such individuals when renting them rooms.

By A.R. Gomda

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