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Miscreants could take advantage of Secessionists insurgencies to cause disorder – Expert

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International Relations Expert, Dr. Rashid Pelpuo says there is a possibility that unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the Secessionists Group’s action to cause confusion and mayhem.

Dr. Pelpuo made the remark following the attack and burning of Intercity STC’s facility in Ho.

He told GBC’s George Ankrah that this development calls for swift government action to curtail the impact of the insurgence.

Dr. Pelpuo said the situation should be de-politicized and handled with maturity.

Attacks

Some members of the separatist group advocating independence from Ghana for the Western Togoland state attacked the STC station at the Volta Regional capital, Ho, and set ablaze one of its buses.

The incident is said to have occurred around midnight.

The members of the group reportedly fired gunshots before proceeding to beat up some drivers.

There is currently heavy security presence at the scene.

This is the latest incident by the group pushing for an independent Western Togoland following last Friday’s (September 25, 2020) roadblocks and attacks on two police stations.

On Friday members of the Western Togoland secessionist group, the Homeland Study Group Foundation mounted roadblocks on the Juapong–Accra and Sogakope–Accra main roads.

Some attackers also besieged the Aveyime and Mepe police stations freeing inmates and making away with assault rifles and shotguns.

A group also attacked the North Tongu District Assembly and made away with a Toyota Hilux pick up vehicle belonging to the Assembly after they took the official Toyota Land cruiser pickup belonging to the Tongu Divisional Commander of Police, Dennis Fiakpui.

At least one person was killed following the ensuing confrontations between police and the purported secessionists.

About 35 persons were arrested following the disturbances on Friday.

On Monday, 31 of them were put before a circuit court in Accra and charged on three counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of rioting, substantive offence of rioting and being at an unlawful place.

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