Tension as 501 Ghanaian soldiers opt to join Boko Haram, ISIS

Over 500 Ghanaian soldiers have said they are prepared to join Boko Haram and ISIS

The soldiers say joining the terrorist would be revenge for unfair dismissal 

They claim that there was so much fowl play in the military boot camp from which they were kicked away 

There is a growing concern following agitation by some 501 sacked Army recruits who are threatened to join terrorist groups like ISIS or Boko Haram.


According to Ghana Web, the threat comes after what the soldiers have termed an unfair treatment after they were unceremoniously dumped out of boot camp.

The recruits said even though some of their colleagues were found wanting by the instructors, they had never claimed the training was too difficult as claimed by the leadership of the training school, the basis for which they were sent home.

Convener of the recruits Frank Antwi, in an interview with Adom News said though they could not complete their training, the training they had before the unfortunate dismissal from the training school is enough to qualify them to be recruited into ISIS or Boko Haram unless they are recalled into the training school.

They believe they qualified but have been dismissed wrongly as a result of other considerations instead of their inability to complete the required training.

But a Security Expert and Assistant Director at the New York University, Dr Nicholas Nii Okine has condemned the threat and recommended that National Peace Council and the intelligence agencies step in.

He is suggesting counseling and mini reintegration process to re-tool them to perform other duties for the state, cautioning that this threat if not managed could be disastrous.

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