Separatist attacks: We’re ready to deploy warriors to protect Asogli territories – Chiefs

An alleged photo of a section of the forces of the Western Togoland Group. DailyMailGH is unable to verify the photo

The Asogli State in the Volta Region of Ghana has threatened to deploy its warriors to defend and protect its territories following renewed tensions in parts of the region.

This follows an attack on the State Transport Company Terminal (STC) in Ho, in the early hours of Tuesday allegedly perpetrated by the Western Togoland secession group.

This latest attack comes days after the Friday incident perpetrated by persons alleged to be members of the group, which led to the death of one and arrest of 31 others.

The Volta Regional House of Chiefs had earlier openly condemned the attacks. They have denounced association with the agenda of the groups whom they say have been agitating for independence from Ghana.

Addressing the media at a press conference on Tuesday, the Warlord of the Asogli State, Togbe Lakle Howusu XII called on the security services to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book and dealt with severely.

“The Asogli State Council is ready to deploy the warriors to protect its territories in collaboration with the security service of the nation,” Accra-based Joy FM quoted the Chief as saying.

Togbe Lake Howusu XII also advised members of the said groups to utilize the decorous channels in articulating their concerns.

Meanwhile, the Information Minister has reacted to the development indicating that an outright deployment of such a force may not be the way to go.

Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said that the best approach will be to collaborate with traditional leaders and the National House of Chiefs to arrive at a concrete resolution of the matter.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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