- Ghana Armed Forces have arrested 21 suspected members of separatists group, Homeland Study Group Foundation
- They were arrested at their training camp in Dzodze
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The Ghana Armed Forces have arrested 21 suspected members of separatists group, Homeland Study Group Foundation in the Volta Region upon a tip-off that they were training in the bushes of Dzodze.
According to Citi News report, 20 males and a female were arrested in the early hours of Monday, February 17, 2020, by some soldiers of the 66 Artillery Regiment.
The Commanding Officer of the regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Baba Pantoah, in his briefing to the pressmen, informed them that three other suspected separatists took to their heels before their arrival.
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Colonel Baba Pantoah was convinced that the persons arrested were part of the separatist movement despite the conclusion made from investigations.
“What were they doing here around 2 am in this thick forest? We are convinced they are members [of the movement] but further investigations will establish other facts,” he added.
This is the largest arrest of suspected separatists since December 2019.
18 men were on December 27, 2019, arrested at Dipa, a village in the Nanumba North Municipality for allegedly having a meeting to discuss the separatist activities.
They were rounded up on the meeting grounds by a joint police and military and a Bureau of National Investigations officers.
They were taken to the Yendi Circuit Court where they were charged with treason felony.
On December 9, ten suspected members of the movement were also arrested in Tumu in the Upper West Region.
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