V/R: Separatists attack STC yard, burn bus, kidnap 2 drivers

V/R: Separatists attack STC yard, burn bus, kidnap 2 drivers

The State Transport Corporation (STC) in the Volta Regional capital, Ho, was attacked on Monday night (28 September 2020) and one of its buses set ablaze by a group of people suspected to be members of a separatist group in the region.

 

There are several separatist groups in the Volta region advocating for independence.

They say the Volta Region of Ghana is independent and autonomous Western Togoland.

It is unclear which of the groups attacks the transport yard.

According to ClassFMonline.com sources, the group beat up some drivers before setting the bus ablaze at midnight.

Sources also say the rebels took two drivers hostage and demanded the ignition keys to the fleet of buses.

The Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF), one of the separatist groups, on Friday, 25 September 2020, blocked all entries and exits to and from the region, seized two police stations, took some officers hostage and exchanged gunfire with others wounding a police commander in the process.

The police has, so far, arrested 31 people suspected to be members of the group.

Traditional leaders including Togbui Sri III, the Awomefia of the Anlo state, leaders of Gbi-Hohoe, as well as members of the National Houses of Chiefs, have all condemned the actions of the separatist groups.

 

Source: Saganitvonline.com/Class fm