Western Togoland: One dead, 25 others arrested over road blocks in Volta Region

Western Togoland: One dead, 25 others arrested over road blocks in Volta Region

- In the early hours of Friday, September 25, 2020, a secessionist group blocked major entries into the Volta Region

- Their action left several commuters stranded

- 25 members of the group have, however, been picked up for their alleged involvement in the operation

- One person has been reported dead

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The Ghana Armed Forces, in a joint operation with the Ghana Police Service, have picked up 25 members of secessionist group, Homeland Study Foundation at Abortia near Juapong, in the Volta Region with one reported person dead.

In a report filed by Citinewsroom, the 25 people were picked up at Juapong.

The deceased, according to a Kasapafmonline report, was reportedly shot by the military who were deployed to restore calm to the area.

The report indicated that there is currently heavy military and police presence in the area.

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The roads have also been cleared for vehicular traffic to freely flow.

Western Togoland: 25 members of the secessionist group arrested

Western Togoland: 25 members of the secessionist group arrested Source: Joy News, and Citinewsroom
Source: UGC

Western Togoland: 25 members of the secessionist group arrested

Western Togoland: 25 members of the secessionist group arrested Source: Citinewsroom
Source: UGC

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In photos sighted on Citinewsroom, they were packed in a military truck.

The Homeland Study Group Foundation, based in Ho, the Volta regional capital, has been agitating for the secession of the Volta Region from Ghana.

The group wants the Volta Region to be an autonomous country known as the Western Togoland.

Western Togoland: 25 members of the secessionist group arrested

Western Togoland: 25 members of the secessionist group arrested Source: Citnewsroom
Source: UGC

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that armed men, launched attacks on the Aveyime and Mepe police stations in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.

An eyewitness said the police officers on duty were stripped naked and locked in the cells meant for criminals; those behind the act then broke into the armoury to steal the weapons.

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In a separate report, the group blocked the road leading to Ho and Sogakope in the Volta region.

This blockage left scores of commuters stranded on the Accra-Sogakope road.

The same incident happened at Kpong where members of the same group blocked the road to prevent commuters from accessing the region.

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