Ghanaian among Islamic State captives in Libya

IS Ghana captiveA Ghanaian man is reported to be among a group of migrants captured in Libya by the so-called Islamic State.

A report by the Reuters news service says the group claimed it has captured three Christians in Libya. The men are from Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana. They have publishing their passport pictures online.

The names of these immigrants as shown on their passports are Adeola Ibrahim (Nigeria), Bekhit Nageh Efrank Ebeid (Egyptian), and Sekyere Kofi Frimpong (Ghanaian).

The kidnappings according to the report happened in Noufliyah, a city turned an IS stronghold, after the group expanded into Libya from its base in Iraq and Syria.

In April this year, the group beheaded about 29 Ethiopians and it was alleged, a Ghanaian they captured in Sirte, Libya was among the victims, but there was no official confirmation of his identity.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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