Information and facts Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has refuted promises that intelligence failure on the component of safety agencies paved way for the effective attack by members of a separatist team.
He stated that on the contrary, the intelligence accessible to the safety forces pointed extra in the direction of the destruction of important national installations in the Volta Region.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah stated that the protection forces ensured these areas ended up secured from any kind of planned damage.
The Offoase Ayeribi MP was talking at a push briefing on developments pursuing an attack on targeted police stations at towns in the North Tongu District of the Volta area.
“I can explain to you a matter of actuality that no, there was an intelligence failure. Without a doubt the direst elements of what the intelligence prompt these people preferred to do have been contained by the stability businesses.
“To the impact that they had intentions to, for example, blow up and burn the full industry, assault delicate installations like the Akosombo dam, Akuse dam and the Adomi bridge,” he reported.
He exposed that the swift motion of the safety expert services remaining the rebels with no other decision than to attack the law enforcement stations and burn off tyres in the center of the roads which prevented the freeflow of visitors.
At the briefing, he confirmed that 31 of them have been arrested so considerably and are getting interrogated by the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) and the Police Criminal offense Investigation Division (CID).
He certain that right after this, the expenses versus them will be determined to set them just before a court.
“The intelligence companies did a fantastic task, picked up the intelligence, analysed it to a level the place it is actionable and in fact took motion to secure the most dire elements of that intelligence,” Mr Nkrumah explained, Sunday.
The Info Minister, nevertheless, included that some folks who were being arrested in relation to secession in the past have been granted bail nevertheless are however experiencing trial.
In wee several hours of Friday, September 27, some armed adult males reportedly attacked the Aveyime and Mepe Police Stations in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.
They forcibly took about both of those stations simultaneously, overpowered the police officers on duty, broke into the armoury, and made away with all the weapons.
In an job interview on JoyNews’ PM Specific, Volta Regional Minister Dr Archibald Yao Letsa revealed that there are currently three separatist teams trying to get secession from the region have so significantly been formed in the region.
In accordance to him, Western Togoland Restoration Entrance (WTRF) is dependable for the current violence.