Western Togoland group blocks entry into V/R and seizes guns from police

There is chaos on the Kpong-Akosombo road as young men believed to be members of the so called Western Togoland have mounted roadblocks at Akrade preventing vehicular movement.

The group said to be wielding guns and sticks and chanting war songs mounted the roadblock around 3:00am Friday turning away vehicles as they claim ownership of the area.

The situation created a massive gridlock on major routes into the Volta region.

Armed Police and Military officers have been deployed to the scene.

Starrfm.com.gh can also confirm that prior to today’s incident, members of the group attacked two police stations in the Volta region, stripped officers naked and seized their guns.

Friday’s incident is also happening barely few weeks after the group erected signboards in Somanya claiming the area as within its territory.

The signboards which have since been removed by the Police had inscriptions “Welcome to Western Togoland” for travellers heading towards Somanya from Accra, and “You are leaving Western Togoland” for travellers travelling in the opposite direction”

The HSGF, a group championing the secession of parts of Ghana along the border with Togo, declared independence for the territory they call ‘Western Togoland’ on November 16, 2019.

The leader of Western Togoland independence, Charles Kormi Kudzodzi, announced the separation of Western Togoland from Ghana after a meeting in the Volta Regional capital, Ho. Many of its members have been arrested and facing Prosecution

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