- Members of a separatist group, whose leaders have been arrested, are calling for their release
- The leaders were arrested by a joint police and military team
- The group is calling for a separation of the Volta region from Ghana
Members of the Homeland Study Group Foundation have called for an immediate release of their leaders.
According to them, they would continue to observe May 9 of every year as a day to remember those who lost their lives in the struggle for independence.
The leaders of the group were arrested on Sunday, May 5, 2019, as they gathered for a meeting.
National Security officials flew them from the Volta Regional capital, Ho, to Accra.
Per a Citinewsroom.com, the group, according to the police, have created a constitution and an anthem for independence.
The group is reportedly also training some youth in “militia-style” to form the core of police and military activities in the supposed new country, a claim they have debunked.
The group claims that the Volta Region (Western Togoland) was an independent state before it joined Ghana after a plebiscite.
They thus want the area, which runs from the South of the Volta Region northwards into the Northern Region to be declared as an independent state.
Some members of the group have meanwhile stated that the arrest will not deter them from their resolve to fight for an independent state.
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