Crime & Law

Gov’t on manhunt for persons behind Western Togoland revolt

Government has began a nationwide manhunt for persons believed to be the masterminds of the Western Togoland secessionist group’s revolt on Friday.

The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah disclosed this at a press conference on Sunday. According to him, the security agencies have identified their sources of funding and are now moving to deal with them.

“Yes we know where the funding is coming from and the various agencies are moving in as part of a comprehensive program to deal with this whole phenomenon. And we are also moving in to deal with their sources of funding and persons who we believe are associated with the funding of this group,” he said.

The Homeland Study Group Foundation on Friday blocked roads and entry routes to the Volta Region to demand the independence from Ghana.

Mr. Nkrumah also said that the security agencies have been able to calm situations down and are making efforts to contain the threats coming from the secessionist group.

“Key actors who have been identified as ultimately responsible for these events are also on the watchlist of the security agencies and are actually wanted at this point in time. In the coming days, the security agencies would be publishing some photos and revealing identities of persons involved,” the Information Minister added.

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