ISIS Recruitment: Monitor Activities of Pakistan - Kwesi Pratt

Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr. has called on Ghana's National Security to keep a close eye on the activities of Pakistan and Pakistanis in the country.

He said all the intelligence on the religious fundamentalists show that Pakistan is the incubator of most militant groups.

According to him, there are some preachers from Pakistan who are recruiting people from other countries to join some of these Islamic extremist groups and Ghana's security agencies should pay close attention to such persons.

A 25-year- old graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Nazri Nortei Alema is reported to have joined the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after a series of meetings with the group at their Palm Wine Junction camp in Accra.

He is one of the 10 suspected Muslim youth from Ghana who are said to have taken the decision to join the terrorist grouping that engages in public beheading of their opponents or those they regard as infidels.

This development has brought fear and panic among the general public who believe Ghana is no longer a safe country.

But speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem Thursday, Mr. Pratt urged the National security to up their game and monitor the activities of these terrorist groups.

He said the security agencies should pay particular attention to the links between Ghana and some of these terrorist countries.

Kwesi Pratt however disagrees with the claim that Nazri Nortei Alema joined the terrorists because of money, stating that “there is no truth if people say they go there because of money…it’s a severe brainwash."

Pakistan is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of four provinces and four federal territories. It is an ethnically and linguistically diverse country, with a similar variation in its geography and wildlife.

Pakistan has the seventh largest standing armed forces in the world and is also a nuclear power as well as a declared nuclear weapons state, being the only nation in the muslim world, and the second in South Asia to have that status.