Security Agencies Restore Calm After Acitivies Of Western Togoland Group

Ghana Police Service on Patrol

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the Ghana Police Service (GPS) have assured Ghanaians that they have brought under control activities of the Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF), which occurred on Friday, September 26, 2020.

According to reports, some members of the Homeland Study Group Foundation, popularly known as Western Togoland group blocked major entry routes into the Volta Region. There were also reports of attacks on a number of police stations in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.

This was confirmed in a joint statement signed by the Director of Public relations for the Ghana Armed Forces, Eric Aggrey-Quarshie, and the Director of Public Affairs for the Ghana Police Service, Mrs. Sheila Kessie Abayie –Buckman.

“It confirmed that at about 2:00 am on the stated date, elements of the HSGF attacked the Aveyime and Mepe police stations, and further mounted roadblocks on the Juapong-Accra and Sogakaope-Accra main roads, thereby disrupting the daily routine of the citizenry,” the statement indicated.

“In response to these unlawful acts, a joint Military-Police Team, in conjunction with other security agencies deployed to the affected areas and succeeded in apprehending 31 members of the Group. These arrested persons have since been brought to Accra for interrogation.”

The statement further indicated that all the roadblocks have also been cleared and the security agencies have taken control of the highways and strategic installations within the Region.

The security agencies also urged the general public that they are in firm control of the situation, and further entreated the public to remain calm and volunteer any relevant information on the activities of the Group for necessary actions to be taken.

Below is a copy of the statement:

A joint statement from the Ghana Armed Forces and the Ghana Police Service


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