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Islamic Cleric, others receive rousing welcome at Karaga after being released from BNI custody

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH |  muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh

ISLAMIC CLERIC Sheikh Sidi Dukure and his followers who were earlier released from the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) have arrived in Karaga in the Northern Regional capital of Tamale with a rousing welcome.

Sheikh Sidi Dukure and his people at the gathering

Sheikh Dukure and his followers were late last year set free after the state security agency had realised they were innocent of the alleged terrorism suspicion. A special Islamic prayer (Du’a) was held for them after which stakeholders had the opportunity to interact with them.

On earlier on Saturday, December 15, 2018 Sheikh Dukure and his subjects held their annual national thanksgiving prayers at Bawjiase in the Central Region, before jetting off to Karaga to continue where they live.

Followers of Sheikh Dukure at the Du’a prayers in Karaga

The others are Oman Jallo, Omaru Jallo and Alipha Mamudu Dicko were the other three persons.

Background

Sheikh Bukuri, an Islamic Cleric and 20 others were picked up in Karega in the Northern Region by the BNI officials on the morning of Wednesday, November 28 and air lifted to Accra from Tamale.

According to information, they were arrested on suspicion of training the young men in the area into terrorism, a development the family members have vehemently denied.

Mr Yakubu Musah Barry

Lawyers after several attempts to get access to them proved futile proceeded to court for an order for them to be released. Information gathered also indicates that a total of 21 persons were picked by the BNI on that fateful day.

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