- - 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
- Meanwhile the Volta regional minster claims they knew about the plot
- According to him, that helped them to act swiftly to prevent worse things from happening in the region
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The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, has 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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“We knew [they had a plan for last night]… They mentioned in their plan that there would be roadblocks but it wasn’t specified where the roadblocks would be but if you see their list of targets, and you want to prioritize as to which one to protect, obviously we took the right decision to protect very sensitive state installations,” he said.
He however commended the security apparatus in the region for doing a great job in helping to avert what might have really gone bad.
“The security agencies are doing their best and we have to commend them… But for the effort and proactiveness of the security agencies, worse things would have happened,” he said.
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YEN.comgh earlier reported that armed men believed to be members of the secessionist group, Homeland Study Foundation, on Friday, September 25, 2020, blocked major entries into the Volta Region.
The group reportedly took control of two police stations, attacked police officers on duty and broke into their armory to steal their weapons.
One person was later reported dead while security officials were firing guns to restore order to the area with two others in critical condition.
Thirty-one others were airlifted to Accra to interrogate them on happenings in the Volta region.
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Source: Yen Newspaper