We’re investigating arson at Ho STC Yard-Police
The Police says it has started investigating the alleged attack on the Ho branch of STC where a bus was set ablaze by some armed men.
According to the police, at about 02:00 am today, four armed men stormed Ho STC yard demanding the keys to all the vehicles parked and set two of the mini buses ablaze when the drivers did not produce the keys.
The arrival of Police and Fire Service personnel saved the situation, an update by the Police has stated.
Preliminary investigation shows that there were 11 vehicles parked at the time of the incident. One bus was completely burnt and another slightly burnt.
A flag of the group which calls itself “Western Togoland” was found at the scene.
Police urge the public to remain calm, while volunteering information to Police and Security Services, the update added.
A group of armed men believed to be members of the Homeland Study Group have reportedly attacked the State Transport Corporation (STC) situated in Ho, the Volta Regional capital.
The separatist group, on Monday midnight, fired gunshots before proceeding to assault the driver of the bus.
Aside from that, the security guard who was duty was held at a gunpoint while the armed men set a bus belonging to the state company ablaze.
The incident which happened at the Ho Intercity STC yard has heightened the presence of security forces in the area.