Top security chiefs land in Volta Region over rebel insurgency

Albert Kan Dapaah, minister of national security
Kan Dapaah is the Minister of National Security

Top security officials are expected to visit Ghana’s Volta Region today, October 2, 2020, following recent disturbances in the area by the separatist group, Western Togolanders.

The visit, led by National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah is to obtain first-hand information from security personnel on the ground, according to the CNR.

President Akufo-Addo had been criticized by the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Mahama, and a cross-section of the general public for failing to go to the region immediately after the attacks last week.

The attacks were carried out by the Western Togoland secessionists, Homeland Study Group Foundation, in an attempt to break away from Ghana.

About a week ago, some attackers also besieged the Aveyime and Mepe police stations freeing inmates and making away with assault rifles and shotguns.

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

About 35 persons were arrested following the disturbances on Friday, September 25, 2020.

On Monday, September 28, 2020, 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.

In the most recent incident, purported secessionists attacked the State Transport Corporation (STC) in the Volta Regional capital, Ho, and set ablaze one of its buses.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has assured the the government is on top of the issue.

He also said he trusted in the ability of the country’s security and intelligence agencies to stop such threats and clamp down on activities of the secessionists.

“I trust the security agencies, the armed forces, the police, I trust their leadership and intelligence agencies and I know they are all working very hard to make sure that this matter is dealt with as quickly as possible,” the President said in an interview on Hello FM in Kumasi on Wednesday.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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