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Ghana: Secessionist group burns buses, state transport terminal

– – Some persons suspected to be members of Ghana’s secessionist group called the Western Togoland study group foundation have burnt down a state transport terminal and some vehicles in the Volta Region of Ghana. The assailants who fired gun shots also attacked some drivers who were spending the night in the bus terminal. Several drivers are traumatized after the attackers pointed guns at them to go down on their knees. Some of the drivers have sustained injuries. Security personnel made up of police and the military have since visited…

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Ghana: One killed as soldiers raid homes over secessionists attack

– – At least one people have been killed in Ghana’s Volta region where some individuals belonging to a secessionist group blocked major roads. Soldiers on Friday reportedly stormed a community called Juapong where one of the road blocks was mounted as they raid homes. Eyewitnesses say soldiers raid homes, arresting anyone they suspect of belonging to the separatist group and might have taken part in the road block. The soldiers allegedly beat up those arrested and parade them on the roadside as the community continues to be characterized by…

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Ghana: Secessionist group blocks entries to disputed region, attacks cops

– – A secessionist group in Ghana called “Homeland Study Group Foundation” on Friday blocked major entries into the Volta region. Members of the group according to local media mounted roadblocks on some roads preventing motorists from entering their communities. Motorists travelling to areas like Tefle, Tsopoli and Juapong were left stranded amid the chaos. Members of the group were said to be wielding guns and sticks and chanting war songs during the blockade. – – They are also reported to have attacked two police posts in the region –…

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Group declares ‘independent state’ from Ghana

A group of Ghanaians from Ghana’s Volta region on Saturday announced that it was seceding from the country. Members of the group called “Homeland Study Group Foundation” had for years now been pushing for a break away region. Ghanaian officials have been battling with the group whose members reside in a region previously called the British Togoland. Aggrieved residents of this territory claim the processes that led to their merger with the then Gold Coast now Ghana were flawed. They also claim that the Volta region lacked needed development hence the need to…

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