It will seem that the reign of terror is spreading its tentacles across the World as Ghana has recorded its first case of Islamic extremism.
Credible Information gathered by Ghana’s Daily Heritage newspaper indicates that the Ghana police command has arrested three suspected Islamic extremists who formed a Boko Haram group at Akim Ofoase in the Eastern region of the West African country.
The suspects have reportedly been engaged in torturing Muslim women who defy their orders.
The suspects are Abdullah Sulemana a.k.a taller, 30, Bukari Musa, 28, and Danjima Sheriff, 17. Other members of the group who are at large, are believed to be hiding in Nima, a suburb of Accra.
The suspects were seen in a minute and half video tape torturing and lashing female Muslims at Akim Ofoase Zongo who defied their orders banning Muslims in the community from transacting business or mingling with Christians in the area.
Preliminary investigations conducted indicate that the replica group of Boko Haram formed in the Akim Ofoase Zongo community was approved by the Muslim leadership in the Zongo community with the aim of running a pure Islamic community.
One of the victims, Lad Muhammed, who received over 100 lashes at her back by members of the group as punishment for buying food from a Christian; said each member of the group gave her 30 lashes at the back for defying their order.
Confirming the story, the Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, ASP Yaw Nketia Yeboah explained that the police upon receiving a tip off from the media, launched investigations into the matter and laid surveillance in the Zongo Community at Akyem Ofoase together with the Akyem Oda Police Command, which led to the arrest of the three members of the group.
It is not known whether the group as any ties with the popular Boko Haram sect in Nigeria.
Boko Haram is a militant Islamist movement based in northeast Nigeria. The group has killed more than 5,000 civilians between July 2009 and June 2014, including at least 2,000 in the first half of 2014, in attacks occurring mainly in northeast, north-central and central states of Nigeria.