Ghanaians woke up to the news of a widespread disturbance that reportedly was happening in the Volta Region of Ghana.
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In the early hours of Friday, September 25, 2020, a group of armed men believed to be members of the secessionist group called the Homeland Study Group Foundation caused a ruckus in selected places in the Volta region
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.
YEN.com.gh has compiled a list of all the activities carried out by these group of men that have made headlines.
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1. News of road blocks at Mepe on the Accra-Sogakope road and at Juapong
The road block left scores of commuters stranded on the Accra-Sogakope road. The group, believed to be the secessionist group, the Western Togoland, used heaps of sands to block the road at Mepe. They also resorted to burning tires in the middle of the road.
2. Attack on Mepe and Aveyime police stations
In the Mepe and Aveyime towns, the police stations were under attack by these group of armed men believed to be a part of the secessionist group of the Western Togoland.
At Aveyime, they attacked the officers on duty, stripped them naked and locked them in the cell. The group reportedly broke into the armory and stole all their weapons. They also took two cars belonging to the police service at the Mepe police station.
3. One person dead
In a bid to restore calm in the community, one person was gunned down in a shoot out by the military personnel.
The deceased has been identified as Emmanuel Kale. In a news monitored by YEN.com.gh, the deceased, 26-year-old, was described as a very calm and one from a very humble background, who would not involve himself in such acts of violence.
4. 31 people arrested
31 people believed to be members of the secessionist group were air lifted by the Ghana Armed Forces chopper to Accra for their involvement in the disturbances.
5. Kpone Power plant
At the Kpone power generation plant, a middle aged man, with name unknown was spotted on the dam attempting to cross. He was spotted with a flag of the Western Togoland Group. Security officials at the plant arrested him as well.
6. Volta Regional Minister claims he knew about their plans
The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, revealed that security officials in the region were in the known of the plot by the Western Togoland secessionist group to cause a ruckus in the region.
He stated that based on an intelligence report they received on the group’s plot a day earlier, security official quickly intervened.
In a news report filed by Citinewsroom, Dr. Letsa said the group had in their plan to target “sensitive state installations” and security operatives prioritised the protection of those installations to prevent worse things from happening in the region.
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In other news, former president, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, has officially informed the general public of the demise of his mother, Madam Victoria Agbotui.
In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, the former president confirmed that she died in the early hours of Thursday, September 24, 2020.
Rawlings, the Anlo State, as well as the Agbotui and allied families, expressed their heartfelt gratitude to all who have and still continue to mourn with them and express their sympathies.
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