A suspected terrorist Zuri Ibrahim from Burkina Faso has been nabbed in Ghana.
Ibrahim has been linked with the recent attacks on the Splendid Hotel in the capital of Ouagadougou. Twenty-nine people died in the hotel siege.
The Gwollu Police in the Upper West region of Ghana is keeping the suspect behind bars, according to Starr News’ regional correspondent Musah Lansah.
According to the Sisalla West Police Commander ASP Guy Peter who spoke on Radford FM in Tumu, the suspect has, however, told the police he is from Ivory Coast.
Ibrahim is believed to be one of the presidential guards of former Burkina Faso leader Blaise Compaoré.
The police said a vigilante group at the border who first spotted him, raised alarm, arrested him and handed him over to the police.
He is likely to be transferred to the Upper West regional capital of Wa for further interrogation.
Over 126 people were held hostage at the luxury hotel last week and it took the intervention of the security forces to free them, half of whom were hospitalized, according to Burkina Faso’s foreign minister, Alpha Barry.
Of the 29 people who died, 22 have been identified, Ouagadougou prosecutor Maïza Sereme said, according to state broadcaster RTB.
President Roch Marc Christian Kabore told the nation more than 50 people were wounded. The injured included two Burkinabe police officers, one soldier and one service member from France.