Suspected separatist group attacks Ho STC, burnt 1 bus and damaged another

A group of armed men are reported to have attacked the State Transport Corporation (STC) in Ho, the Volta Regional capital.

The attack on Monday evening was said to be carried out by persons believed to be members of a Volta separatist group who fired gunshots before proceeding to assault the drivers of the buses.

The security guard is reported to have been held at gunpoint while they set one of the buses on fire and damaged another.

The incident which happened at the Ho Intercity STC yard has heightened the presence of security forces in the area.

This is the latest in attacks in the region after a separatist group; the Western Togoland Restoration Front last Friday’s demanded their independence from Ghana.

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The group in the early hours of Friday, September 25; blocked major entries into the Volta Region claiming independence as Western Togoland.(Read here)

Most passengers travelling to areas in the Volta Region including Tefle, Tsopoli; and Juapong were left stranded as a result of the development.

The secessionists also attacked the Aveyime and Mepe police stations in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.

The group of armed men, numbering about 50, forcibly took over both stations simultaneously; overpowering the police officers and making away with the weapons in the armoury. (Read here)

The group at Mepe after hoisting a Western Togoland flag joined their colleagues at the Aveyime police station; seized two police vehicles, held three officers, including the Police Chief, hostage and injured one.

It is currently unclear if the perpetrators are members of the Western Togoland Restoration Front.

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