Western Togoland: Heavy Police and military presence at Kpong dam site [Photos]

Western Togoland

There is heavy police and military presence at the Kpong dam site after the people behind the Western Togoland agenda succeeded in blocking major roads leading to the Volta region-Kpong, Juapong and Sogakope-by burning tyres and demonstrating for its independence Friday morning.

Personnel of the Counter-Terrorism Unit of the Ghana Police Service and other security agencies are on what they describe as a “high risk emergency operation” in the Volta Region to retrieve weapons, two cars and other items stolen by men believed to be members of the separatist group, the Homeland Security Foundation.

The suspects reportedly stormed the Aveyime and Mepe Police Stations singing songs of “liberation” and supposed independence from Ghana.

They subsequently attacked the Tongu Divisional Commander and his driver who have since been transferred to Accra for medical treatment.

Earlier Friday morning, Western Togoland separatists from the Homeland Study Group launched a simultaneous attack on the Aveyime and Mepe Police Stations in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.

They forcibly took over both stations simultaneously, overpowered the police officers, broke into the armoury, and made away with all the weapons.

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It is reported that the Sogakofe Divisional Commander, Chief Supt Dennis Fiakpi, is being held hostage at Avayime-Battor along with three other police officers.

Currently, all roads leading to and from the Volta Region have been blocked leading to about 3 km of traffic.

Below are some photos:

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