Suspected separatist group burns STC Bus in Ho

The State Transport Corporation (STC) in the Volta Regional capital, Ho, was last night attacked and one of its buses set ablaze by a group of people suspected to be members of a separatist group in the region.

There are three separatist groups in the Volta region advocating independence from Ghana.

It is unclear which of the groups attacks the transport yard.

The group beat up some drivers before setting the bus ablaze at midnight on Monday, 28 September 2020.

Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF), one of the separatist groups on Friday, 25 September 2020, blocked all entries and exits to and from the region, seized two police stations, took some officers hostage and exchanged gunfire with others wounding a police commander in the process.

The Police has so far arrested 31 people suspected to be members of the group.

Traditional leaders including Togbui Sri III, the Awomefia of the Anlo state, leaders of Gbi-Hohoe, as well as members of the National Houses of Chiefs, have all condemned the actions of the separatist groups.