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Asogli State ready to deploy warriors to protect its territory from Western Togoland secessionist group

The Chiefs of the Asogli State say they are ever ready to deploy their traditional warriors to assist the state security to deal with the criminals parading as separatists who are working at destabilising the region.

This follows a statement by the Volta Regional House of Chiefs who expressed dissatisfaction over government’s handling of the matter.

The Volta Region House of Chiefs roundly condemned the attack by the purported “Western Togoland Group” in no uncertain terms but said the state security should be doing more to protect the people.

Togbui Lakle Howusu XII the Warlord of the Asogli State addressed the media on September 29, 2020, and stated their readiness to deploy some warriors to battle the secessionist group.

“We condemn the act of violence purported to have been carried out by the Western Togoland group. The blockades, burning of tyres, taken hostage of police and burning of STC bus. We urge the police to probe the issue and ensure those involved will face the full wrath of the law. We, therefore, want to state clearly the commitment of the Asogli State council that we will assist the government to protect the state. We ask those involved in these criminal act to use proper channels to address their issues. The Asogli State council is ready to deploy its warriors to protect their territory in collaboration with the security agencies”.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service says it is investigating the alleged arson attack by some armed men at the Ho STC yard.

The attack on Monday evening was said to be carried out by persons believed to be members of a Volta separatist group who fired gunshots before proceeding to assault the drivers of the buses.

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