Nazir Nortei Alema, a 25-year- old graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), according to the Daily Guide Newspaper, has thrown his family into a health-threatening stress, as he is reported to have joined the bloodthirsty group in Iraq and Syria.
Their move has activated the alarm bells over a subtle recruitment drive for vulnerable Muslim youth in especially public tertiary institutions in the country.
His father, Nazir Nortei Alema, told Accra-based Kasapa FM Tuesday that the family is devastated by the development. He, however, admitted that his son had earlier shown some indications that he could be an extremist.
Below are details of a text message sent to the family by the new Isis recruit
“Pray for me, for I will never forget you in my prayer, and it’s my hope and prayer that we meet again if not in this world then in Jannah (paradise). I love you all. May Allah grant us understanding and guide us all to the straight path. Asalaamu alaikum.
“I told you a lie to please my Allah. The deception was to go do some research work in far away Prestea while the main idea was to move far away from you all to the Islamic State (IS). I know it might sound kind of crazy for you, but your son really had to take this bold step to get out of the corrupt system of Ghana which has democracy first on its list..."