We are not part or against any terrorist group – Terror suspects break silence

The terror suspects and former detainees at Guantanamo Bay who are now in Ghana say they are not a part or against any terrorist group.

The two, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby are gracious to Ghana’s president for providing them a new home in Ghana and have promised to lead peaceful lives.

They insist they are innocent people who were unjustifiably detained by the United States for 14 years but they were quick to add that they are not a threat to Ghana.

The admission into Ghana of the two detainees have been a raging controversy in the country with many Ghanaians accusing the government of risking the security of its citizenry.

Political parties, civil society groups, including the Christian Council of Ghana have all kicked against government’s decision to accept the two. But the government says it accepted to admit the two as part of an obligation to the international community.

In the midst of the controversy, the two suspects have for the first time broken their silence.

Speaking in an interview on Uniq Fm, the detainees assured Ghanaians they are not a threat.

“We want to thank the president and the good people of Ghana for the decision they made to accept us.

“We are not a part or against any group like Al qaeda or other things. We do not belong to any part of them.

“We are here and want to live a normal life. We have been wrongly arrested for 14 years without any charge against us.

“We want to live in Ghana quietly and peacefully. We are happy for the warm reception accorded to us,” one of them stated.

Listen to the detainees in the audio below


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