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17 persons arrested over alleged involvement in Western Togoland militia training

A total of 17 persons have been arrested in connection with an alleged Western Togoland Millita training in the Hohoe municipality of the Volta Region.

The 66 Artillery Regiment based in Ho, the Counter-Terrorism Unit of the Ghana Police Service, the Defence Intelligence (DI) and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service Accra conducted two separate Counter Insurgency Operations (COIN) within the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta Region to counter activities of the Western Togoland Secessionist group.

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first operation which led to the arrest of two persons was carried out at Wli Todzi in the Volta Region, and the second operation which also led to the arrest of 15 other suspects was carried out at Gbledi Kyebi, Fodome Helu and Kwadzato all in the Hohoe Municipality.

Some of the items found in custody of the suspects included Western Togoland branded shirts, berets, flashlights, boots, police belts, flags of Western Togoland, a cheque book and a list containing items needed for training.

This was captured in a statement issued by the 7 Garrison Public Relations Department, Volta Barracks of the Ghana Armed Forces.

The Separatist group initially known as the Homeland Study Group Foundation on 16 November 2019, declared their independence from Ghana and named the supposed new country as Western Togoland.

According to the group, Western Togoland covered areas such as Volta, Oti, parts of the Northern, North East and Upper East Regions.

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