Military, Western Togolanders exchange gunshots in a road blockage incident

Commuters coming from Kpeje in the Volta region have been left stranded following a road blockage by some persons who have identified themselves as members of the Western Togoland Group.

Some of the passengers who spoke to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said the group blocked the road claiming they were celebrating their independence day.

The Western Togoland Group they stated burnt lorry tyres and blocked over 50 cars in the process.

Policemen who were sent to the location could not control the situation and left but returned with a joint police and military men.

There was an exchange of guns which resulted in two persons sustaining gunshots in their legs.

The eyewitnesses added their phones were being seized.

Any attempt to record the incident will incur beatings from the military men, an eye witness said.

Passengers were said to have run into nearby bushes following the gunshots.

The armed group had earlier forcibly took over some police stations simultaneously, overpowered the police officers, broke into the armoury, and made away with all the weapons.

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. 


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