Universities under investigation over IS recruitment

Ghana's authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State or IS, reports the BBC News.

IS agents recruited students after urging them to join radical online forums, National Security Coordinator Yaw Donkor told state media. Donkor confirmed that two Ghanaians had travelled to join IS, the first such cases that have been reported. Ghana has so far been unaffected by Islamist militancy.

Mohammad Nazir Nortei Alema, a 25-year-old who studied geography at the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, was confirmed as one of those who had joined IS. "It's like someone in the family has died," his father Abdul Latif Alema told the BBC after he received a Whatsapp message from his son explaining he was going to join the group.
Full report on the BBC site