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Secessionists Attack Aveyime, Mepe Police Stations, Steal Weapons

Secessionists Attack Aveyime, Mepe Police Stations, Steal Weapons

A group of armed men believed to be members of the Western Togoland secession group has attacked the Aveyime and Mepe Police Stations in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.
These armed men in the early hours of Friday forcibly took over both stations simultaneously, overpowered the police officers, broke into the armory, and made away with all the weapons. 


According to an eyewitness, the armed group stripped the police officers on duty naked, took their weapons and locked them in the cells before breaking into the armory

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The group at Mepe after hoisting a Western Togoland flag joined their colleagues at the Aveyime Police Station, seized two police vehicles, and injured an officer. 
An eye witness accounts detailed that one of the vehicles was driven away by the armed men. 


The group numbering about 50 reportedly made of locals from Mepe, Aveyime, Battor, and surrounding communities, were later chanting war songs and jubilating their successful operations. 
They, however, absconded from the station before daylight to prevent them from being identified. 


The Western Togolanders also used heaps of sands to block the Mepe-Sege road and the Accra-Ho road at Juapong, preventing the flow of traffic


Story by Naa Otinkramah Ankrah

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