Suspected terrorist arrested

torrorist-720x340The police in the Upper West Region have picked up a man suspected to be a terrorist.

Zurae Ibrahim, 45, who is believed to have fled Burkina Faso into Ghana, was arrested at Gwollu in the Sissala West District, in the early hours of yesterday.

The Ghanaian Times’ sources indicated that the man, on the wanted list of the police in Burkina Faso, was arrested, while cooling off under a tree in Gwollu.

Zurae Ibrahim, an ex-serviceman, is believed to be part of the terror group that attacked a hotel in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou, last week, killing 28 people.

When contacted, the Regional Police Command would not confirm or deny the story, but indicated that the issue was being investigated to ascertain the truth or otherwise.

The Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Fuseini Musa Awinaba, told The Ghanaian Times that the information they had was still sketchy, and he would not want to send any fear and panic” among the citizenry.

He, however, assured that the police would give a thorough briefing on the outcome of their findings to the public when investigations were concluded.

Meanwhile, information gathered by The Ghanaian Times indicate that the Burkina Faso authorities have requested that their Ghanaian counterparts should release the suspect to them for investigations.

Terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), besieged the Splendid Hotel, popular with foreigners, in Ouagadougou, killing 28 people and injuring 56 others.

From Cliff Ekuful, Wa     

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