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‘Western Togolanders’ had a list of targets – Dr. Letsa

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa has said that the ‘Western Togoland’ secessionist group has a list of plans and target areas.

According to him, the security officials acted swiftly based on intelligence they received on the group’s plot a day earlier stopping their plan and targets.

“We knew they had a plan…They mentioned in their plan that there would be roadblocks but it wasn’t specific where the roadblock would be but if you see their list of targets, and you want to prioritize as to which one to protect, obviously we took the right decision to protect very sensitive state installations,” he said.

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“The security agencies are doing their best and we have to commend them…But for the effort and proactiveness of the security agencies, worst things would have happened,” he added.

Members of the secessionist group, Homeland Study Foundation, on Friday, September 25, 2020, blocked major entries into the Volta Region.

The action is said to have taken place at dawn leaving travellers to and from Volta Region, particularly areas such as Tefle, Tsopoli and Juapong stranded.

The group reportedly burnt vehicle tyres and took control of two police stations, freeing suspects and taking weapons from the armoury.

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One person was later reported dead whiles security officials were firing guns to try and restore order to the area.

Dr Letsa indicated that the Regional Security Council is closely monitoring the activities of the group and has strategized on what to do concerning them.

He added that all efforts will be made to ensure that there peace in the area before, during and after the 2020 polls.

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